Carton Moore Park: Bear. Grisaille. 47.5 x 37cms (c. 19 x 10.5 inches). Signed & dated 1900, and in the margin Dec. 27th 1899. Creases to bottom left hand corner. Probably an alternative design for the Bear in Alphabet of Animals, published the same year by Blackie. Park (I have seen his name spelt Moore-Park & Moorepark) was a Glasgow artist who illustrated several books around the turn of the century. His illustrations always have a quirky outlook. I have written an article on him in Studies in Illustration no. 59 published by the Imaginative Book Illustration Society.


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