Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Illustration - <u>Puss in Boots</u>

Puss in Boots

  • Object:

    Illustration

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1905 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Robinson, Gordon (artist)
    Nister, Ernest, born 1842 - died 1909 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on card

  • Museum number:

    RENIER.353

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Ernest Nister (1842-1909) began his publishing career in 1885 when he acquired a lithographic workshop in Nürnberg and printed books for London publishers. In 1888 he became a publisher in his own right with offices at 24 St. Bride Street, London. He appointed the writer and editor, Robert Ellice Mack, as director.

Nister specialised in high quality colour printing for children in the last quarter of the 19th century. Movable books with various mechanisms became his speciality after 1890 (when be published his first stand-up book) but he also produced numerous picture books, annuals, poetry, nursery rhymes, calendars and greetings cards. He worked with a core of writers, including Clifton Bingham and Robert Ellice Mack, and illustrators, in particular Eveline Lance, Harriett M. Bennett, Edith A. Cubitt and Rosa Petherick.

Physical description

Watercolour drawing on stiff card of an interior scene from Puss in Boots, depicting a wedding procession (the miller's son and the princess), the cat in boots leading. Mounted on card.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca.1905 (made)

Artist/maker

Robinson, Gordon (artist)
Nister, Ernest, born 1842 - died 1909 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on card

Marks and inscriptions

Bookplate on verso reads: 'From the Library of Anne Renier and F.G. Renier'

Inscribed in blue crayon on verso: 'XXIII', '12/12', '11345' and '10'

Signed by artist on left of drawing

Ink stamp on verso: 'Ernest Nister / Order no. 42370/10'

National Art Library stamp on verso

Dimensions

Height: 420 mm Mount, Width: 365 mm Mount

Object history note

Drawn by Gordon Robinson ca.1905 for Ernest Nister. Bequeathed to the V&A in 1970 by Anne and Fernand G. Renier as part of the Renier Collection

Descriptive line

Watercolour drawing, 'Puss in Boots', by Gordon Robinson, ca.1905; produced for Ernest Nister.

Materials

Watercolour; Card

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Weddings; Cats

Categories

Drawings; Illustration; Books; National Art Library

Production Type

Unique

Collection

National Art Library

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.