Kate Greenaway
Catalogue of an Exhibition
... from the Frances Hooper Collection

Kate Greenaway. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Original Artworks and Related Materials Selected from the Frances Hooper Collection at the Hunt Institute with Essays by Miss Hooper, Rodney Engen and John Brindle and a Summary Register of the Full Collection.

Edited by Robert W. Kiger. Compiled by Bernadette G. Callery, Michael T. Stieber, James J. White and Elizabeth A. Mosimann. 1980. 112 pp.; 34 color, 134 b&w figs; 7 3/4 x 10 1/4"; 1.6 lbs. Printed on Curtis Hunt no. 2 paper. Gold-stamped cloth binding, inset color illustration, $22.00. ISBN 0-913196-33-9. Out-of-print.

After Frances Hooper donated her Kate Greenaway collection in 1980, the Institute mounted an exhibit and produced this annotated catalogue. In “Collecting, Kate Greenaway, and me,” Frances Hooper details her collection and what it means to be a collector. In “The singular vision of Kate Greenaway,” Rodney Engen, noted scholar of the lives and work of Victorian illustrators, depicts Greenaway as an artist who longed to escape the grimy confusion of the city in order to stroll through country gardens. John Brindle’s “Kate Greenaway’s art in retrospect” examines the meaning of Greenaway’s art today and its enduring popularity. Included is an annotated catalogue of selected artworks, books, manuscripts and miscellaneous items from the Frances Hooper Kate Greenaway Collection at the Institute. The book contains a number of color and black-and-white Greenaway illustrations.

Also accompanying the exhibition was a poster, Young Ladies with Flowers, which is still available. This full-color reproduction of a previously unpublished watercolor by Greenaway is one of two done to illustrate the double title page of a manor guestbook.

Mother and Two Young Girls Sitting Before a Window, watercolor by Kate Greenaway.

Bathing Machine, pencil (sketchbook page) by Kate Greenaway.


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