More great work! Hopefully the Walter de la Mare Society gets back to you soon with something more on this mysterious Bold figure.
I asked about this artist on my woodblock listserv and one person ventured that Bold is in fact Dorothy Lathrop. No hard evidence, though...
Thank you S. Annie, thank you too. Lathrop was a master of so many different styles, it very well could be her. A museum here in Pennsylvania did an exhibit on Lathrop a few years ago -- I'll get in touch with the curator to see what she thinks.Will report back.
Preciosos grabados!Beautiful woodcuts! I'm glad for find this post.
be interested to know the actual size of the engravings
Ellis, I'm sorry I never give the dimensions of these illustrations -- will try to do that more often!A commenter on the previous Bold post helped me find the fulltable page on Broomsticks. (Chris at Fulltable is going to email me when he figures out how he discovered Bold's first name is "Alan.") Anyway, go to that page and you can see the general dimensions (Stuff and Nonsense is similarly laid out.) The woodcuts in this post which feature the two men greeting and then walking away from each other, and the man with the flower, are incidental decorations, maybe 1.5 x 1.5. Most of the others are about 3 or 4 inches by 4 or 5 inches.Will
My favorite Walter de la Mere book, Flora, is illustrated by a young woman named Pamela Bianca....beautiful, delicate illustrations....
Thanks for the recommendation! I was able to find the book on archive.org -- you can luckily see the illustrations there.