Binding by Walter Crane. 7½ x 7 inches; engraved and printed in colour by Edmund Evans. This highly decorative work is figured as a Renaissance cornucopia; as usual, other elements are added, this time in the form of comic characters and naturalistic images of birds. Neo-classical swags and mid-Victorian realism are seamlessly fused to create a rich, dynamic effect.

Photograph and text by Simon Cooke [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]


Crane, Walter. The Baby’s Bouquet. London: George Routledge & Sons [1878].

Created 23 January 2018