Randolph Caldecott drawings
Drawings by the English artist Randolph Caldecott.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent4 linear feet (6 boxes and 11 volumes)
Consists of over 500 drawings by Caldecott including drawings and studies for book and magazine illustrations, sketchbooks, and drawings not firmly linked to any known publication. Contains designs for relief panels, friezes and oil paintings; figures and landscape drawings; portraits; botanical animal and costume studies; cartoons; watercolors; designs for bookcovers; and greeting cards. Also includes illustrated manuscript letters, scrapbooks, an American Library Association Caldecott Medal, and Caldecott's self-portrait sketch in oil. Includes drawings for: [Will] Blisson's last round; The babes in the wood; Come lads and lasses; Lieutenant Bang and Ensign Fluttermouse; The rivals; Some of Aesop's fables with modern instances; The three jovial huntsmen; The queen of hearts; and others.
Biographical / Historical
Caldecott, an English artist, was a popular illustrator, especially of books for children.
Organized into the following series:
- I. MS Typ 690: Drawings
- II. MS Typ 690.1: Sketchbooks
- III. MS Typ 690.2: Scrapbooks
- IV. MS Typ 690.3: The Queen of hearts
- V. MS Typ 690.4: Drawings
- VI. MS Typ 690.5: The Three jovial huntsmen
- VII. MS Typ 690.6: The Rivals
- VIII. MS Typ 690.7: Blisson's last round
- IX. MS Typ 690.8: The Caldecott medal
- X. MS Typ 690.9: Caldecott self-portrait.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*87M-92 -*87M-99 and *87M-100a (formerly *87Z-5). Gift of Augustin H. Parker and Caroline Miller Parker.
fMS Typ 690.9: Gift of Augustin H. Parker, Boston; received: 1938 Januray 13.
Formerly in Portrait File.
Processing Information: Cataloged by Nancy Finlay; processed by Bonnie B. Salt.
- Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886. Randolph Caldecott drawings: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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