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Walter Crane


Walter Crane

(b Liverpool, 15 Aug 1845; d Horsham, W. Sussex, 14 March 1915).

English painter, illustrator, designer, writer and teacher. He showed artistic inclinations as a boy and was encouraged to draw by his father, the portrait painter and miniaturist Thomas Crane (1808–59). A series of illustrations to Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott (Cambridge, MA, Harvard U., Houghton Lib.) was shown first to Ruskin, who praised the use of colour, and then to the engraver William James Linton, to whom Crane was apprenticed in 1859. From 1859 to 1862 Crane learnt a technique of exact and economical draughtsmanship on woodblocks. His early illustrative works included vignette wood-engravings for John R. Capel Wise’s The New Forest: Its History and its Scenery (1862).





Mrs. Walter Crane


Horses of Netptune


La Primavera




My soul is an enchanted boat




The Four Seasons


Diana and Endymion




The White Knight


At Home


The Lady of Shalott


Shelley's Tomb in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome


Art and Life


The Death Journey of the Lily Maid of Astolat


Such Sights as Youthful Poets Dream


The Bridge of Life


The Masque of the Four Seasons


Signs of Spring


In the Beach House


The Death of the Year




Late Summer Landscape


The Garden


The Death of the Year by Walter Crane by Walter Crane


The Advent of Spring


King Neptune


The Fate of Persephone

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