The illustrated nursery rhymes of Randolph Caldecott, the British artist and illustrator who the Caldecott Medal was named in his honor. Caldecott greatly influenced the illustration of children’s book during the nineteenth century.
The illustrations for this book are derived from The Complete Collection of Pictures & Songs by Randolph Caldecott, published posthumously in 1887. The illustrations were reproduced by engraver Edmund Evans using wood blocks and a technique known as chromoxylography.
Randolph Caldecott left an indelible mark on the world of illustration and children's literature during the late 19th century. Born in Chester, England, his artistic prowess became evident at an early age. Despite starting his career as a bank clerk, his passion for art led him to venture into the realm of illustration. Learn More