Henry Justice Ford

Illustration for The Magic Ring

Henry Justice Ford, the illustrator, was best known for his illustrations of Andrew Lang's popular fairy books. He was born in London, and studied at the Slade and at Hubert von Herkomer's Bushey School of Art. He was a friend of Burne-Jones, and there is a Pre-Raphaelitism in his illustrations, especially those of girls, and in his careful studies of drapery. He was also influenced by Walter Crane.

As well as the Fairy Books, Ford illustrated quite widely in the magazines of the day, and also worked as a painter and in pastel, though I have not seen any of his work in this medium.

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