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And yet I wasn't happy!

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rackham, Arthur, born 1867 - died 1939 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Line block print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 132, box i

Physical description

A print depicting an illustration, entitled 'And yet I wasn't happy!', for the Little Folks annual.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1899 (made)


Rackham, Arthur, born 1867 - died 1939 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Line block print

Marks and inscriptions

'A Rackham 99'
Signed and dated

Inscribed in pencil with title

'26/865.a. Board of Education S.K. Exhn of Illustration Proof from "Little Folks" (Cassell & Co) by Arthur Rackham / Please return to A Rackham 6 Wychcombe Studies Haverstock Hill London [deleted] N.W./ 2 Carleton Rd Tufnell Pk. N.[deleted]'
Inscribed on the back in pen and pencil


Height: 14.2 cm size of sheet, Width: 13.8 cm size of sheet

Descriptive line

Print by Arthur Rackham, 'And yet I wasn't happy!' [Ben the Castaway], an illustration to Little Folks annual, line block print, Great Britain, 1899

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990


Paper; Printing ink


Line block


Prints; Drawings; Illustration; Children & Childhood


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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