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Randolph Caldecott

Author, Illustrator

(1846 - 1886)

Randolph Caldecott

Randolph Caldecott was a British artist and illustrator, born in Chester. The Caldecott Medal was named in his honor. He exercised his art chiefly in book illustrations. His abilities as an artist were promptly and generously recognized by the Royal Academy.

Caldecott greatly influenced the illustration of children’s books during the nineteenth century. Two books illustrated by him, priced at a shilling each, were published every Christmas for eight years.



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The Art of Illustration (1894)

Includes the work of many illustrators, including Randolph Caldecott.

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Author(s): Henry Blackburn
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
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Artistic Travel, A thousand Miles Towards the Sun (1892)

Includes drawings from Caldecott’s illustrations for Breton Folk.

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Author(s): Henry Blackburn
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
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The Babes in the Wood (1879)

Babes in the Wood is a traditional children’s tale first published as a ballad by Thomas Millington in Norwich in 1595. This is R. Caldecott’s Picture Book #4.

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Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Baby Bunting (1882)

This R. Caldecott picture book contains two rhymes.

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Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Bracebridge Hall: Selections from the Sketch Book (1877)

A comic novel of England by an American expatriate, best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.

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Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Breton Folk: An Artistic Tour in Brittany (1880)

A travel book of northern France.

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Author(s): Henry Blackburn
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Chimney Corner (1883)

Over forty Lancashire tales, largely in dialect.

Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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A Christmas Interlude (1942)

A collection of Christmas stories, plays, pictures and poems.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Come Lasses and Lads (1884)

A traditional ballad.

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Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Daddy Darwin’s Dovecot: A Country Tale (1884)

A pleasant story of a young orphan who is taken in as a servant, strives to do well through honesty and hard work, and ultimately succeeds, inheriting his master’s dovecot and doves.

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Author(s): Mrs. Juliana Horatia Ewing
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Dernières Nouvelles scènes Humoristiques (1887)

A selection of the “Graphic” pictures with captions in French.

Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Diverting History of John Gilpin (1878)

This comic masterpiece by Jane Austen’s favorite poet describes what started out as a quiet expedition to the country.

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Author(s): William Cowper
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog (1879)

A comic poem on the subject of man bites dog.

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Author(s): Oliver Goldsmith
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Fables de La Fontaine a Selection (1885)

Seventy-one of La Fontaine’s fables in French with an introduction, notes and vocabulary.

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Author(s): Jean de La Fontaine
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Facsimiles of Original Sketches by Caldecott: Reproduced from Will o’ the Wisp (1887)

Reproductions of sketches that originally appeared in ‘Will o’ the Wisp.’

Author(s): J. Galloway
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Factory Folk During the Cotton Famine (1881)

A description of conditions in the English cotton mill towns during the Civil War in America when no cotton reached them because of the Northern blockade.

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Author(s): Edwin Waugh
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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A Farmer Went Trotting Upon His Gray Mare (1884)

This R. Caldecott picture book contains two traditional rhymes.

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Author(s): Randolph Caldecott
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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