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Antique Children's Bookplate Illustration 1903 Elephant WHALE Lion Johnny Crows Garden Nursery Decor

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A beautiful and bright children's book plate circa 1903 by the illustrator LEONARD LESLIE BROOKE. A jolly little picture of an Whale regaling a group of animals with a tall story.

Brooke was born on 24 September 1862, in Birkenhead, England.His skillful and witty illustrations in Andrew Lang's Nursery Rhyme Book (1897) established his reputation as a leading children's book illustrator of pen-and-ink line drawings and watercolors. His acclaimed works include Johnny Crow's Garden (1903), "Ring O' Roses", "The Golden Goose Book", Johnny Crow's Party (1907), Johnny Crow's New Garden (1935), "The Nursery Rhyme Book", and "Oranges and Lemons" published by Frederick Warne & Co.

Condition: very good. Some wear to border edges. This does not affect the image.

Dimensions: approx. 14.5cm x 19cm (5.5" X 7.5")

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    Average review
    Shipped quickly and well. Excellent quality, and I just love the artwork.
    May 8, 2018 by brutledge

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