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Golden Age of Children’s Picture Books and Nursery Rhymes

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Sheffield Reading Room, Central Library

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The late Victorian period and early twentieth century is regarded as the ‘Golden Age of Children’s Picture Books’. This is due in no small part to three talented artists all born in 1845-6. There were the exquisite designs of Walter Crane, rich in colour and detail; the humour and vitality of Randolph Caldecott, known as the ‘King of the Nursery’; and the tenderness and grace of Kate Greenaway’s enchanted land of childhood.

In this illustrated talk, Danny Wells explores their wonderful art and endeavours to make sense of nursery rhymes, seeking their origins and how they have evolved over time.

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