A thousand guilders!

‘A thousand guilders!’

Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)


8 x 6¾ inches

Coloured wood-block engraving by Edmund Evans

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, 23

Browning’s poem presents a challenge for Greenaway, making her illustrate a text in detail, with the focus on adult characters and the development of plot, incident, and setting. [Commentary continues below.]

Scan, text and formatting by Simon Cooke.

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