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Charles Edmund Brock

(1870—1938)


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(1870–1938), and Brock, Henry Matthew (1875–1960), versatile and prolific British artists, famous for their realistic and period illustrations for adult novels, children's classics, and magazines. Known for his energetic line art for school and adventure stories, children's annuals, and textbooks, Henry also illustrated James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans (1900), Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (1904), and a fairy tale series for Frederick Warne. Charles's works included pictures for Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1894), the first edition of Edith Nesbit's The Railway Children (1906), and Frances Hodgson Burnett's Little Lord Fauntleroy (1925). Although at the head of their profession, the Brock brothers did no gift books and are not as well known as their contemporaries Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac.

From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.



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