by Margaret Tempest (died 1982)
'The Witch's House'
Margaret Tempest's children's book illustrations
are characterised by subtle shades of watercolour
as seen in this image of a witch's house.
Tempest began her illustrating career in the 1920s
and is best known as the illustrator of the long-running
series of children's books written by Alison Uttley,
which featured the characters Little Grey Rabbit and
Fuzzypeg the Hedgehog.
Tempest illustrated the first 30 of them until 1970
and also wrote and illustrated 20 books of her own
in the 1940s and 1950s, including the Pinky Mouse
and Curley Cobbler series.
2 februari 2011