Mother Goose: Wee Willie Winkie


Frederick Richardson.  “Wee Willy Winkie runs through the town…”.  From Eulalie Osgood Grover’s Mother Goose.  Chicago, [1915].  9 x 7.  Color screen print.  Very good condition.


An original, antique nursery rhyme print drawn by Frederick Richardson.  Richardson, an American illustrator, studied in St. Louis and Paris and taught at the Chicago Art Institute.  He worked as a newspaper illustrator in Chicago before moving in 1903 to New York to be a book illustrator.  He is famous for his illustrations for L. Frank Baum and for various children’s tales and nursery rhymes.  These are terrific examples of his work, each vividly illustrating a rhyme, a verse for which is included in the image.  These have universal appeal, that is, for children of all ages, with their charming and colorful images.