Charles Robinson: The Child-World

This will complete the series on Golden Age illustrator Charles Robinson, at least for awhile.  I first encountered Robinson’s work in a Dover compilation of art featured in the famous British journal The Studio, including images that were originally published in The Child-World, and I was simply astounded by it.  In fact, they were my favorite images in the book.  I had never actually seen The Child-World (which was written by Gabriel Setoun), however, until I stumbled onto it over at the Open Library.  I was not disappointed.  In some ways it is the epitome of Robinson’s catalog.  It is certainly among his most intricate and delicate work.  It is also, in my estimation, a high point of the art nouveau style itself.

Charles Robinson - The Child-World (cover)
Charles Robinson – The Child-World (cover)
Charles Robinson - The Child-World (frontispiece)
Charles Robinson – The Child-World (frontispiece)
Charles Robinson - The Child-World (title page)
Charles Robinson – The Child-World (title page)
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