Henry Justice Ford

Henry Justice Ford (1860–1941) was a prolific and successful artist and illustrator active from 1886 through to the late 1920s. Sometimes known as H. J. Ford or Henry J. Ford, he came to public attention when he provided the numerous beautiful illustrations for Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books  which captured the imagination of a generation of British children and were sold worldwide in the 1880s and 1890s. 

I found Perdita from Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’ and Miranda from ‘The Winter’s Tale’ illustrated by H.J. Ford  in volume three of  The Home University Bookshelf from 1938. This volume was called Folklore, Fables, and Fairy Tales and has many beautiful old illustrations which I’ll be posting here soon.

About redbudart

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Portland, Oregon. My passions are cuisine, wine, horticulture, art, and vintage things, especially old books. I moved here in 2014, work a day job in finance, and spend the rest of my time working on my dream of living off the land, and teaching young people how to as well. Stop by my Etsy shops, where all proceeds are going towards the goal. Thank you and Namaste!
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