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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1145.1-1145.4

Walter Crane drawings and compositions


Drawings and poems by English artist and illustrator, Walter Crane.


  • 1868-1874

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.3 linear feet (4 volumes)
Includes pencil, pen-and-ink, and watercolor drawings, and autograph manuscript sonnets by Crane. All items drawn into bound volumes: sketchbooks, a scrapbook, and a notebook.

Biographical / Historical

Crane was an English illustrator, painter, and designer primarily known for his imaginative illustrations of children’’s books. He was also a political cartoonist and director of several English art schools.


Arranged in call number order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

45M-473, 45M-475 and 45M-476. Purchased with the Caroline Miller Parker fund from Myers Cat. 344; received: 1946 February 27.

64M-253. Purchased with the Caroline Miller Parker fund from Anthony d'Offay, 38 Devonshire Place, London, W.1; received: 1965 June 23.
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Walter Crane drawings and compositions, 1868-1874: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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