Arthur Rackham Illustrations

Some British Ballads

Some British Ballads is a selection of traditional ballads from England and Scotland. Although far older, the ballads were anthologized during the second half of the nineteenth century by Francis James Child. Arthur illustrated Some British Ballads in 1919.

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Get Up and Bar the Door, Arthur Rackham, Some British Ballads

Get Up and Bar the Door

The made a paction 'tween them twa, They made it firm and sure, That the first whae'er shou'd speak, Shou'd rise and bar the door.

13 inches by 17 inches. $91

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Earl Mar's Daughter. Arthur Rackham, Some British Ballads

Earl Mar's Daughter

They lighted next on maidens fair, Then on the bride's own head
and wi' the twinkling o' an e'e, The bride and them were fled.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

The Twa Corbies, Arthur Rackham, Some British Ballads

The Twa Corbies

As I was walking all alone,
I heard two corbies making a mane;
The tane unto the tother say,
'When shall be gang and dine today?'

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

Clerk Colvill. Arthur Rackham, Some British Ballads

Clerk Colvill

O mother, mother, lay me down,
My gentle lady, make my bed,
O brother, take my sword and spear,
For I have seen the false mermaid.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

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May Colven's Parrot, Arthur Rackham, Some British Ballads

May Colven's Parrot

'Oh hold your tongue, my pretty parrot, Lay not the blame upon me; You cage shall be made 'o the beaten gold with spakes of ivorie.'

13 inches by 17 inches. $91

 Billy Blind stood at the foot of her bed. Arthur Rackham, Some British Ballads

Burd Isbel's Bed

O it fell once upon a day
Burd Isbel fell asleep,
And' up it start, the Billy Blind,
And' stood at her bed-feet.

13 inches by 17 inches. $91

Lord Randal. Arthur Rackham, Some British Ballads

Lord Randal's Bloodhounds

What became of your bloodhounds, Lord Randal my son?
What became of your bloodhounds, my handsome young man?

13 inches by 17 inches. $91

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