Children Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens illustrated by Arthur Rackham 1906
Shook His Bald Head and murmured 'Cold,quite, cold'.
Antique Gravure process after a watercolor by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) to illustrate J.M.Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
Printed by Hodder and Stoughton, London 1906.
So the Story goes:"...heart of the Duke of Christmas Daisies...Queen Mab, who rules the Gardens, had been wuite confident that the girks would bewitch him, but alas!his heart, the doctor said , remained cold. This rather irritating doctor, who was a private physician,felt the Duke's heart immediately after any lady was presented,and then shook his bald head..."
A critic wrote of his illustrations,"Mr. Rackham seems to have dropped out of some cloud in Mr. Barrie's fairyland, sent by special providence to make pictures in tune with his whimsical genius"
Condition= Excellent. Presented on original heavy green paper as issued.
Image size= 128 x 176mm