by Falls, C. B.
1924. Five offset color prints, 7 x 9.5 inches, nicely matted in different, complementary colors. Small abrasion to the mat onlyof Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, else a fine set, perfect for framing. § Five plates from Mother Goose (1924) illustrated by Charles Buckles Falls. The five rhymes illustrated are Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, Little Bo-Peep, Little Tommy Tucker, Old Mother Hubbard, and There Was A Crooked Man. Falls was born in 1874 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was an artist, illustrator, publisher, editor and an author, but we know him best today as an illustrator of children's books. His artistic knowledge and training grew entirely from work experience and self-instruction, gained while he was employed in Chicago as an architect's assistant, and a sketch artist at the Chicago Tribune. Falls subsequently moved to New York City, where he landed a job designing book covers for an art studio. He ultimately became a freelance artist and worked in advertising, book, and magazine illustration, printmaking, and poster design, this last bringing him great recognition.
(Inventory #: 124121)