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FRANK WATKINS - Illustrations for Children

Dates: 13 July - 31 August 2016

A charming group of original illustrations for children's poems and stories by Frank Watkins.

Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the early 20th century, drawing for many children’s stories including Dolly Twoshoes (1901); The Wonder and Dolly Daydream (1902); Illustrated Chips and Dick and Daisy (1919-1921) and also for Merry Moments. He provided book illustrations for The Man From the Moon by Philip Carmichael (1909); The Sun’s Babies by Edith Howes (1910); The King Who Never Died: Tales of King Arthur by Dorothy Senior (1910) and Fairy Rings by Edith Howes (1911). In the 1920s he contributed as a writer and illustrator to a large number of Blackie’s special publications for children including My Own Big Book, My Own Picture Story Book, The Rainy Day Book and others. Watkins lived at 64 Waldegrave Park, Twickenham.

Most of these illustrations are offered unframed but in conservation mounts. Only three are framed.

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The Dustman
Pen and ink, framed
33.50 x 23.50cm (13.19 x 9.25 inches)
Generally I rather dread The hour for going up to bed But sometimes, when it’s getting late And I am tired of my drawing slate, A...
Stock Code: 1703
£350.00
Dunce, Dunce, Double D
Pen and ink, framed
31.00 x 22.50cm (12.20 x 8.86 inches)
Dunce, Dunce, Double D Can you say your ABC? “A was an Archer who shot at a frog Say it at once, you naughty dog! B was a Butcher, C was hi...
Stock Code: 1704
£350.00
The Dolly Chorus
Pen and ink, framed
29.50 x 22.00cm (11.61 x 8.66 inches)
The Dolly Chorus You just should hear our dollies sing While I am beating time They’ll sing as true as anything A song from Pantomime ...
Stock Code: 1705
SOLD
Seeds
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
18.50 x 23.50cm (7.28 x 9.25 inches)
“In my little Garden Many Seeds I sow. But they never never Seem to want to grow! Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London...
Stock Code: 1709
£200.00
The Sun in the Garden
Pen and ink and pencil, unframed, in conservation mount only
31.50 x 24.00cm (12.40 x 9.45 inches)
The Sun in the Garden I hear a Fairy singing in the Garden If I harken When the Sun is shining on an April day But when the Clouds...
Stock Code: 1712
£200.00
Daffy and the Dragonet
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
21.50 x 31.00cm (8.46 x 12.20 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
Stock Code: 1706
£200.00
Unbelieving Ann
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
16.50 x 24.50cm (6.50 x 9.65 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
Stock Code: 1707
£175.00
Surprised
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
26.50 x 21.00cm (10.43 x 8.27 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
Stock Code: 1708
£175.00
The Beanstalk
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
17.00 x 24.00cm (6.69 x 9.45 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
Stock Code: 1715
SOLD
Calling the Giant
Pen and ink and pencil, unframed, in conservation mount only
34.00 x 22.00cm (13.39 x 8.66 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
Stock Code: 1719
SOLD
The Boat Building Giant
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
20.50 x 29.50cm (8.07 x 11.61 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
Stock Code: 1720
£120.00
Escaping the Giant
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
24.00 x 29.00cm (9.45 x 11.42 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
Stock Code: 1717
£80.00
Cat out of the Bag
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
14.50 x 22.50cm (5.71 x 8.86 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
Stock Code: 1710
£200.00
Waiting
Pen and ink and pencil, unframed, in conservation mount only
16.00 x 12.00cm (6.30 x 4.72 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
SOLD
Travellers
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
17.50 x 26.00cm (6.89 x 10.24 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
Stock Code: 1718
£175.00
Putting the Cat in the Bag
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
25.50 x 22.00cm (10.04 x 8.66 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
Stock Code: 1712
£175.00
Ducky-Daddles
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
18.00 x 23.00cm (7.09 x 9.06 inches)
“Oh ducky-daddles on the ice I am so sad for you Now all you pond is frozen up Whatever will you do? But I will go up to the farm...
Stock Code: 1711
SOLD
Ducks on the Ice
Pen and ink and pencil, unframed, in conservation mount only
14.00 x 22.00cm (5.51 x 8.66 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
Stock Code: 1714
SOLD
The Bird Man
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
32.50 x 23.50cm (12.80 x 9.25 inches)
Frank Henry Watkins was born in Lambeth, London and was the son of a bank clerk. He worked as a children’s book and comic illustrator in the ear...
Stock Code: 1713
£200.00
The Songbird
Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
17.50 x 12.50cm (6.89 x 4.92 inches)
Frank Watkins worked as a children’s book illustrator in the early 20th century. He provided illustrations for The Man From the Moon by Philip C...
Stock Code: 1716
£40.00


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