Byam Shaw Illustrations for Legendary Ballads

Byam Shaw was one of the outstanding artist illustrators of the Victorian period in England. Stylistically he inherited many of the characteristics of the Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts artists of the earlier 19th century, putting him in the same category with other late-Victorian artists like Eleanor Fortescue Brickale and William Russell Flint. Shaws illustrations have rich colors and lots of detail. They are realistic while often dealing with legendary or mythical themes.

This mini-collection is our first set of Shaw illustrations. They are taken from the 1909 edition of Legendary Ballads a collection of historical ballads from earlier periods of English history, including some famous ones like “Chevy Chase” and others which are less well known. All ten illustrations from the book are preserved in this collection in high resolution format and large size, well suited for use in print or other projects. You can see samples of all the illustrations below, or click on the image to the right to download the full text of the ballad “The Children in the Wood” with illustration.

This mini-package is just $10 and can be ordered from our ONLINE STORE

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