Friday, September 30, 2011
Early Illustrations by Dorothy P. Lathrop (1891-1980)
50 Watts blog posted some nice images of monkeys that caught my eye by illustrator Dorothy P. Lathrop for the book "Three Mulla-Muggers" by Walter de la Mare (a.k.a. "Three Royal Monkeys"). LINK: 50 Watts. Also, archive.org has the full book online (published in 1919). It looks like Dorothy P. Lathrop was prolific. More about her and a list of books at wikipedia. "Three Mulla-Muggers" was her first illustrated book. I like her combination of techniques which reflect design trends of the period. The monkeys have human qualities and you know I like that, too.