Early in the morning a peasant came that way

"Early in the morning a peasant came that way"

Honor Appleton (1879-1951)


Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen's story, "The Ugly Duckling" in Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. London: Nelson, 1932. Facing p. 306.

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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