Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Hugh Thomson's Illustration

Hugh Thomson (1860-1920) was born in Ireland and traveled to London, where he illustrated William, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and Jane Austin. He has been associated with the "Cranford School" of illustration, inspired "by the literature, art, costume or atmosphere of England in the eighteenth century." 

This "wig and powder" style of illustration, "specialized in the nostalgic recreation of a by-gone golden era before the ravages of industrialization."

More about Hugh Thomson on Wikipedia 

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