Book Description

The original paintings used as front and back illustrated end papers for Helen Riviere Haywood's 'Looking After: Cats.' The book was published by Tyndall in 1973. The set is one of four I have recently acquired from a publisher's archive; the others are Horses, Dogs and Rabbits. I also have a great many other pieces by her and other artists. Helen Riviere Haywood (1907 – 1995) was an English artist and writer, known for her illustrations of children's books and her fore-edge and binding paintings. She was the great-granddaughter of the renowned British book-binder Robert Riviere and a great-great niece of Sir John Tenniel. Haywood was a keen student of science and an amateur naturalist and anthropologist. She published over 300 books and also contributed widely to magazines for children such as Look and Learn. The books she illustrated featured keenly observed and highly accurate depictions of plants, birds and animals. Haywood is also known for her fore-edge paintings which she first encountered at Bayntun-Riviere, Bath.
Dealer Notes
Two sheets forming one, showing the evolution of the cat from her common ancestor to the many breeds we know and love today. Highly finished gouache on card. Signed. Overall size is 50 cm by 26 cm approx.
Author Helen Riviere Haywood
Date 1973
Publisher Tyndall
Illustrator Helen Riviere Haywood
Condition Excellent
Pages 2

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