Book Description

The original gouache illustration by Helen Riviere Haywood for the front cover of her 'My Book Of Butterflies And Moths' published by Purnell in 1970. The work is one of a great many I have recently acquired from a publisher's archive. 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
Original gouache painting, highly finished, in decorative border and signed to the base. Sheet is 19 cm by 23 cm approx.
Author Helen Riviere Haywood
Date 1970
Publisher Purnell
Illustrator Helen Riviere Haywood
Condition Excellent
Pages 1

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