Evelyn Paul (active 1906-1922)

Isis and the baby prince

Evelyn Paul studied at the South Kensington School of Art (in around 1906) and became an illustrator and illuminator of books. Her work is clearly much inspired by that of Rossetti, as shown in the illustration from Dante above. She also made more exotic pictures, as for the series of books Legends of Ancient Egypt, Assyria and Babylonia. Typically, she placed small figures in large scenes, full of interesting detail, suggesting that she could have been a painter rather than an illustrator. Evelyn Paul was one of many illustrators who went on producing Pre-Raphaelite-style work well into the twentieth century. I don't know of any collection that holds examples of her original work, though one occasionally comes across the books illustrated by her.

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