May Exhibit at The Bookshop in Old New Castle
During the month of May, The Kelmscott Bookshop is presenting an exhibition of original art work by two noted illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibition will be on display at The Bookshop in Old New Castle.
The collection consists of artwork from illustrators Louis Rhead and Harry Furniss. Louis Rhead became a prominent poster artist in the early 1890s. He illustrated numerous children’s books including Heidi, Robinson Crusoe, Hans Brinker, and Swiss Family Robinson. Harry Furniss wrote and illustrated 29 books of his own, and illustrated over 30 books by other authors. Part of the collection contains 31 original pen and ink drawings illustrated for Furniss’s last book.