‘Jumbo Saves Josephine’ by Honor C. Appleton | Illustration | 1920s
Honor Charlotte Appleton (1879–1951) was a noted British artist of the early twentieth century. She was a student of the Kensington School and her watercolours were exhibited at the Royal Academy, but she was best known as an illustrator of fairy-tales and literary classics.
This colourful vintage illustration accompanied a volume in the much-loved ‘Josephine’ series of children’s books, published in the 1920s. A brave kitten drags the doll Josephine from the path of an old-fashioned lawn roller to the safety of a flowerbed bursting with plants sketched in Appleton’s Art Nouveau-inspired style.
This print has been professionally mounted with quality pH neutral materials and is ready to give as a gift or place into your choice of 10″ x 12″ frame. As with all prints from Thrilled Kitty, this piece is guaranteed to be a vintage or antique work and not a modern copy or reproduction.
Condition Report: This vintage illustration, saved from a disbound 1920s annual, is in very good condition. Some minor foxing can be seen in places on the heavyweight cream paper, but we note nothing that seriously distracts from its overall appearance. The colours remain vivid and bright.
Type: Book Illustration (Explain this)
Mount: Larson-Juhl Vanilla (FATG Conservation Level)
Framed or Unframed: Unframed (See our Framing Guide for help)
Frame Size Required: 10 inches x 12 inches (25.5 cm x 30.5 cm approx.)
Orientation (Portrait or Landscape): Portrait