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17 - Annabella - 4 text-frame

17 - Annabella - 4 text-frame

One of the text frame page illustrations for 'Annabella'.

Rachel employed a series of stylised line drawings designed to encase the space for the text within all her books. For 'Annabella', the text page designs incorporated a somewhat evil-looking 'stork-like' chicken that enacts, throughout the book, a parallel story of its own, involving a constant battle with an irritating puppy and a kitten. There is something mildly reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley in these images.

Plate size 236 mm x 185 mm.

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