Monday, December 02, 2013

Tunnicliffe illustrates Henry Williamson

C. F. Tunnicliffe is not, perhaps, known for his depictions of human beings. He is the artist of heavy horses, fat bulls, sheep and other bucolic subjects: at least, those are the images most readily conjured. So I was quite charmed to come across these in a copy of The Lone Swallows and Other Essays of Boyhood and Youth by Henry Wililamson in a shop today. Originally it was published in 1922 but this is a late 1930s reprint. Tunnicliffe provided woodcuts for a number of Williamson's books including, most famously perhaps, Tarka the Otter.

1 comment:

Faith and Fatherland said...

What a lovely discovery to make. Thank you for sharing these pictures.

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