Tuesday, 12 April 2011

British Nostalgia

More things I like from the V&A exhibition...
(I promise that all my posts this week won't be about Victorian art..)

I love these pretty little nostalgic scenes of domesticity. I just find them so sweet and lap up this kind of thing! I especially love the the Walter Crane engraving, with the little cat, the blazing fire and the slightly melancholic woman pouring her tea. It makes me feel all nostalgic, one of the biggest reasons why I love early 19th British illustration..

(Illustrations via the V&A, both linked. First image, 'Frontpiece to The House Beautiful' - engraving by Walter Crane and second image, 'Tea Party illustration for girls annual publication' by Kate Greenaway.)


  1. I love the V&A I haven't been in a while so need to try and go down over the bank holidays coming up. xx

  2. I have never been to the V&A I really should go :)

    Love, Vanilla

  3. i just reminds me of a time that seemed so simple and lovely.

  4. Such beautiful illustrations. Also reminds me, I should be more domestic. ;)

  5. I think these might make a nice tattoo. Is that bad?


  6. Oh I love old world charms like these! Love the first pic so much, I too has interest in this kind of things ;)



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