"The swallow flew up high into the air"
Honor Appleton (1879-1951)
Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen's story, "Little Thumb" (or "Thumbelina") in Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. London: Nelson, 1932. Facing p. 36.
Honor Appleton's illustrating career began when she was studying at the Royal Academy Schools. She illustrated over 150 books, developing "a very delicate watercolour style that captured the innocent world of children, their adventures and their life" ("Honor Charlotte Appleton (1879-1951)"). She was influenced by Kate Greenaway, amongst others.
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