(1895 - 1972)
Clifford Webb was an English artist, illustrator and author. He apprenticed as a lithographer, then studied at the Westminster School of Art. He specialized in animal drawings, and also produced the illustrations for the first two books of the Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome. He wrote and illustrated children’s books.
The Swallows return to the lake for the summer holidays but on their third day disaster strikes and they are marooned on shore.
Swallows and Amazons (1931)
The four Swallows receive permission from their sailor father to sail by themselves on one of the English lakes in a telegram: ‘BETTER DROWNED THAN DUFFERS IF NOT DUFFERS WONT DROWN.’