Walter Crane (1845-1915) was an English artist, illustrator, and wood-engraver. He was very prolific, especially in the realm of children’s toy books, though he also illustrated novels such as Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Don Quixote of the Mancha.
In this first volume of Walter’s work, all of the images come from Edmund Spenser’s epic poem, The Faerie Queene.
The following images are all of the pages included in this vintage adult coloring book:
– Twenty full page (8.5″ x 11″) illustrations, one per page. While some images appear smaller than others in the gallery below, all illustrations are of a full page size; most presented vertically, some presented horizontally.
– Twenty 4” x 6” images, two per page
The last few pages of the coloring book are intentionally left blank so you have a place to try out the coloring implements of your choice.
Due to the thickness of the paper, colored pencils are recommended. Markers may be used, and even though the images are printed single-sided, a sheet of cardstock or a few pieces of copy paper under the page you are coloring is useful to prevent possible bleed-through onto the next illustration.