Illustration (1916) by Frank C. Papé from The Russian Story Book

Illustration (1916) by Frank C. Papé (1878-1972) from The Russian Story Book

Illustration (1916) by Frank C. Papé from The Russian Story Book [by Richard Wilson]. Those colours! The tree looks alive. And the little red mushrooms. The book came out during the First World War (1914-18). A welcome read, I’m sure.

Regular viewers of this blog will know that I’m quite a fan of Frank Papé, for me his work has a special, magical quality. Papé’s first known work, for E. Clement’s Naughty Eric, published in 1902 – is ultra-rare, but can be found in The British Library.

 

 

Illustration (1916) by Frank C. Papé from The Russian Story Book

Illustration (1916) by Frank C. Papé from The Russian Story Book

Illustration (1916) by Frank C. Papé (1878-1972) from The Russian Story Book [author, Richard Wilson]

Frank Cheyne Papé, aka Frank C. Papé was an English artist and book illustrator. He studied at The Slade School of Fine Art, and was married to a fellow Slade student, illustrator Alice Stringer.