book illustrations

A is for…anything!

If you’re reading this, I’m pretty sure you know your ABCs. But learning to read isn’t all there is to the alphabet. An ABC can teach you a whole lot more… In Europeana, we have traditional alphabets showing you how to form letters in Gothic style or through embroidery. Then other practical ones, like an […]

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Charles Perrault’s fairy tales

Charles Perrault is a name that is familiar to the young and old all over the world.  Who doesn’t know his Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty? Perrault was born on 12 January 1628 to a wealthy Parisian family. After studying law, he pursued a career in government service. When the Académie des […]

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Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

The great English book illustrator Arthur Rackham was born on 19 September 1867 in London. Rackham was a member of The Royal Watercolour Society   and the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, and Master of the Art Workers’ Guild.  His works were awarded gold medals at the Milan International Exhibition (1906) and the Barcelona International Exhibition […]

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