A Painter’s Anthology (page 1/2)

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Pictures and short extracts from A Painter’s Anthology made by Arthur Watts [1883 – 1935], “With twelve plates in colours / eight plates in black and white / and fifty decorations in the text.”

Arthur Watts was known for drawing cartoons for Punch magazine as well as being an artist in his own right. He died in 1935, so the images here are out of copyright.

Title: A Painter’s Anthology

Author: Watts, Arthur

Published by: J. W. Arrowsmith Ltd

City: London

Date: 1924

Total items: 6

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Shepherd Boy]

Shepherd Boy

A young man, a shepherd, wears a broad-brimmed hat and a ragged animal skin, spotted like that of a tiger; he appears to be barefoot in long grass, although the effect is that of a hooved satyr. He is playing twin pipes. In the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Girl at prayer]

Girl at prayer

A wood-engraving (probably a woodcut) of a girl praying; she kneels and wears a nightgown, with hands clasped. Black and white. [$]

[picture: Methought what pain it was to drown]

Methought what pain it was to drown

Dangling seaweed from above; fishes; a treasure on the bottom; a watercolour scene of the sea to illustrate the dream of Clarence from Shakespeare’s play Richard III. [more...] [$]

[picture: The Bishop of St. Praxed's Orders his Tomb.]

The Bishop of St. Praxed’s Orders his Tomb.

In the picture, which is a colour reproduction of a watercolour painting it seems, the elderly Bishop is in bed. He has very pale skin. The bed is a four-poster and the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Barn Owl]

Barn Owl

An antique/vintage woodcut of a barn owl at rest, facing slightly to the side, isolated on a white background. [$]


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Pictures and short extracts from A Painter’s Anthology made by Arthur Watts [1883 – 1935], “With twelve plates in colours / eight plates in black and white / and fifty decorations in the text.”

Arthur Watts was known for drawing cartoons for Punch magazine as well as being an artist in his own right. He died in 1935, so the images here are out of copyright.


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