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Vintage Arthur Rackham prints from
J.M Barrie's "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens"

from a calendar printed circa 1975-1985

The prints are, or were, "tipped" (glued on top edge only) to a larger backing paper. Some are no longer attached to the backing paper. See details below each thumbnail.
The backing paper, if still present, measures about 17.125 x 18.25 inches. Image sizes vary and are noted below the thumbnail images.
DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THESE SHEETS, THE PRINTS WILL BE MAILED IN A SHIPPING TUBE IF THEY ARE STILL ATTACHED TO BACKING PAPER.

Arthur Rackham

ARTHUR RACKHAM (1867-1939)

(self portrait)

Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the 'Golden Age' of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War. During that period, there was a strong market for high quality illustrated books that typically were given as Christmas gifts. Many of Rackham's books were produced in a de luxe limited edition, often vellum bound and sometimes signed, as well as a larger, less ornately bound quarto 'trade' edition. This was often followed by a more modestly presented octavo edition in subsequent years for particularly popular books. The onset of the war in 1914 curtailed the market for such quality books, and the public's taste for fantasy and fairies also declined in the 1920s.
Arthur Rackham's works have become very popular since his death, both in North America and Britain. His images have been widely used by the greeting card industry and many of his books are still in print or have been recently available in both paperback and hardback editions. His original drawings and paintings are keenly sought at the major international art auction houses.

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens was originally part of an earlier work, The Little White Bird by J.M. Barrie. The Peter Pan chapters were extracted and published as a separate work in 1906. The color plates to Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by Arthur Rackham made the book immediately popular, and drew attention to Rackham, who was not well-known before then. The prints offered here are from a large vintage calendar printed in the mid 1970s to mid 1980s.

[Source: wikipedia.com]

   
The bird showed Peter Pan how to fly a kite.
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"The bird showed Peter Pan how to fly a kite.
Six of them took the end of the string in their beaks and flew away with it, and to his amazement it flew after them and went even higher than they."

 
SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 17.125 x 18.25 inches
IMAGE SIZE (APPROX.): 7.75 x 10.75 inches
PRINT IS "TIPPED" (GLUED ALONG TOP EDGE ONLY) TO THE BACKING SHEET, AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
$20
The fairies have their tiffs with the birds
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"The fairies have their tiffs with the birds."

 
IMAGE SIZE (APPROX.): 10.5 x 10.25 inches

REMNANT OF PAPER AND GLUE ON BACK OF PRINT, WHERE IT WAS ORIGINALLY "TIPPED" ONTO A BACKING SHEET. SOME THINNING/CURLING TO BE EXPECTED ALONG TOP EDGE WHERE IT WAS ADHERED. THE PRINT IS ALSO AVAILABLE STILL "TIPPED" ONTO BACKING SHEET. PLEASE REQUEST "TIPPED" WHEN CHECKING OUT THROUGH THE SYSTEM OR EMAIL US AFTERWARDS. OTHERWISE, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE PRINT THAT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BACKING PAPER.
$20
Fairies never say, 'We feel happy.' What they say is, 'We feel dancery.'
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"Fairies never say, 'We feel happy.'
What they say is, 'We feel dancery.' "

 
IMAGE SIZE (APPROX.): 10.125 x 13.25 inches

REMNANT OF PAPER AND GLUE ON BACK OF PRINT, WHERE IT WAS ORIGINALLY "TIPPED" ONTO A BACKING SHEET. SOME THINNING/CURLING TO BE EXPECTED ALONG TOP EDGE WHERE IT WAS ADHERED. THE PRINT IS ALSO AVAILABLE STILL "TIPPED" ONTO BACKING SHEET. PLEASE REQUEST "TIPPED" WHEN CHECKING OUT THROUGH THE SYSTEM OR EMAIL US AFTERWARDS. OTHERWISE, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE PRINT THAT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BACKING PAPER.
$20
Peter Pan puts his strange case before old Solomon Caw
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"Peter Pan puts his strange case before old Solomon Caw."

 
SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 17.125 x 18.25 inches
IMAGE SIZE (APPROX.): 7.25 x 11.5 inches
PRINT IS "TIPPED" (GLUED ALONG TOP EDGE ONLY) TO THE BACKING SHEET, AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
$20
You know the boards which tell at what time the Gardens are to close today. Well, these tricky fairies sometimes change the boards on a ball night, so it says that the Gardens are to close at six-thirty, for instance, instead of seven. This enables them to get begun half an hour earlier.
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate. (Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the print.)

"You know the boards which tell at what time the Gardens are to close today. Well, these tricky fairies sometimes change the boards on a ball night, so it says that the Gardens are to close at six-thirty, for instance, instead of seven. This enables them to get begun half an hour earlier."

 
SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 17.125 x 18.25 inches
IMAGE SIZE (APPROX.): 7.5 x 11.5 inches
PRINT IS "TIPPED" (GLUED ALONG TOP EDGE ONLY) TO THE BACKING SHEET, AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
$20
The Fairies Ball Supper
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"The Fairies Ball Supper."

 
IMAGE SIZE (APPROX.): 9 x 12.75 inches

REMNANT OF PAPER AND GLUE ON BACK OF PRINT, WHERE IT WAS ORIGINALLY "TIPPED" ONTO A BACKING SHEET. SOME THINNING/CURLING TO BE EXPECTED ALONG TOP EDGE WHERE IT WAS ADHERED. THE PRINT IS ALSO AVAILABLE STILL "TIPPED" ONTO BACKING SHEET. PLEASE REQUEST "TIPPED" WHEN CHECKING OUT THROUGH THE SYSTEM OR EMAIL US AFTERWARDS. OTHERWISE, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE PRINT THAT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BACKING PAPER.
$20
A chrysanthemum heard Mamie, and said pointedly, 'Hoity-toity, what is this?'
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"A chrysanthemum heard Mamie, and said pointedly, 'Hoity-toity, what is this?' "

 
SHEET SIZE (APPROX.): 17.125 x 18.25 inches
IMAGE SIZE (APPROX.): 7.5 x 9.75 inches
PRINT IS "TIPPED" (GLUED ALONG TOP EDGE ONLY) TO THE BACKING SHEET, AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
$20
There is almost nothing that has such keen sense of fun as a fallen leaf
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"There is almost nothing that has such keen sense of fun as a fallen leaf."

 
IMAGE SIZE (APPROX.): 13.5 x 10 inches

REMNANT OF PAPER AND GLUE ON BACK OF PRINT, WHERE IT WAS ORIGINALLY "TIPPED" ONTO A BACKING SHEET. SOME THINNING/CURLING TO BE EXPECTED ALONG TOP EDGE WHERE IT WAS ADHERED. THE PRINT IS ALSO AVAILABLE STILL "TIPPED" ONTO BACKING SHEET. PLEASE REQUEST "TIPPED" WHEN CHECKING OUT THROUGH THE SYSTEM OR EMAIL US AFTERWARDS. OTHERWISE, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE PRINT THAT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BACKING PAPER.
$30
The fairies are excellent dancers. They hold their great balls in the open air in what is called a fairy ring
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"The fairies are excellent dancers. They hold their great balls in the open air in what is called a fairy ring."

 
IMAGE SIZE (APPROX.): 10 x 12.75 inches

REMNANT OF PAPER AND GLUE ON BACK OF PRINT, WHERE IT WAS ORIGINALLY "TIPPED" ONTO A BACKING SHEET. SOME THINNING/CURLING TO BE EXPECTED ALONG TOP EDGE WHERE IT WAS ADHERED. THE PRINT IS ALSO AVAILABLE STILL "TIPPED" ONTO BACKING SHEET. PLEASE REQUEST "TIPPED" WHEN CHECKING OUT THROUGH THE SYSTEM OR EMAIL US AFTERWARDS. OTHERWISE, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE PRINT THAT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BACKING PAPER.
$30
The Serpentine is a lovely lake, and there is a drowned forest at the bottom of it. If you peer over the edge you wcan see the trees all growing upside down, and they say that at night there are drowned stars in it.
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"The Serpentine is a lovely lake, and there is a drowned forest at the bottom of it. If you peer over the edge you wcan see the trees all growing upside down, and they say that at night there are drowned stars in it..

 
IMAGE SIZE (APPROX.): 9.5 x 14.25 inches

REMNANT OF PAPER AND GLUE ON BACK OF PRINT, WHERE IT WAS ORIGINALLY "TIPPED" ONTO A BACKING SHEET. SOME THINNING/CURLING TO BE EXPECTED ALONG TOP EDGE WHERE IT WAS ADHERED. THE PRINT IS ALSO AVAILABLE STILL "TIPPED" ONTO BACKING SHEET(SEE PRINT TO THE RIGHT).

(see print to the right)
The Serpentine is a lovely lake, and there is a drowned forest at the bottom of it. If you peer over the edge you wcan see the trees all growing upside down, and they say that at night there are drowned stars in it.
Click the thumbnail image above for a view of the entire plate. (Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the print.)

"The Serpentine is a lovely lake, and there is a drowned forest at the bottom of it. If you peer over the edge you wcan see the trees all growing upside down, and they say that at night there are drowned stars in it..

 
IMAGE SIZE (APPROX.): 9.5 x 14.25 inches

PRINT IS "TIPPED" (GLUED ALONG TOP EDGE ONLY) TO THE BACKING SHEET, AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
$30
Sorry, this is the extent of our available Arthur Rackham prints.

 
 

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