29 October, 2006

W. W. Denslow's Humpty Dumpty

I love the online "libraries" on the web, especially the Project Gutenberg where I found a book by the illustrator and caricaturist W.W. Denslow. The pictures in his Mother Goose book from 1901 are just beautiful.

And I fell in love with his 1903 version of Humpty Dumpty, a book not part of the Project Gutenberg though. He spinned a story from the orignial nursery rhyme, made the unfortunate Humpty Dumpty to "Old Humpty," the father of this children books main charater Humpty Dumpty a wandering ministrel who travelles the world as the "hard boiled" version that learned from his father's raw egg foolishness. ..

My Redwork designs are adapted from Denslow's Humpty Dumpty illustrations.

Humpty Dumpty Senior

Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall...

Humpty Dumpty Junior

Humpty Dumpty before the fall...

1 comment:

Cousas Giras said...

Loved your works!! Congratulations!