Monday, 21 May 2012

Magpie Monday Mabel Lucie Atwell The rescue of Wendy by Peter Pan

   J.M Barrie's Peter pan is a favourite book of mine , so as I was on one of my regular Charity Shops rumbles I found this an original 1935 print from when Mabel Lucie Atwell illustrated Peter Pan .



Peter Pan rescuing Wendy Illustration by by Mabel Lucie Atwell



Atwell was born in Mile End, London, 4 June 1879



Mabel Lucie Attwell's  career started with  magazine illustration, which she continued throughout her life, but around 1900 she began receiving commissions for book illustration, notably for W & R Chambers and the Raphael House Library of Gift Books. She illustrated children's classics such as Mother Goose (1910), Alice in Wonderland (1911), Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales(1914), The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley (1915), and Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie. Attwell contributed illustrations to popular periodicals such as The Tatler, The Bystander, Graphic, and The Illustrated London News. She produced advertising illustrations for clients such as Vim (cleaning product), and illustrated greeting cards as well.

Mabel Lucie is best known for the cute & cheeky toddler pictures

I am very happy to have this hanging in my hall way its the first thing I see on my way in and the last thing I see on my way out.


And the best part of it all is was only £4.99 framed what a bargain.


Peter Pan rescuing Wendy Illustration by Mabel Lucie Atwell





6 comments:

  1. A fiver for an original print? My word you done good! x

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  2. Yes its original .. and I paid my money and ran for my life x

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  3. Really great find! I love Mabel Lucie Atwell x

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  4. I haven't seen that picture since I was a child. Happy memories :)

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  5. Wow, that's amazing!! I love those Peter Pan illustrations.

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  6. Fantastic! I still have an old Lucie Atwell book of my own!

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