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date: 23 January 2021

CALDECOTT, Randolph (1846–86) 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

Illustrator who with Walter *Crane and Kate *Greenaway formed the triumvirate of great British children’s illustrators of the late Victorian period. He was born in Chester, the son of a shopkeeper, and was educated at the local grammar school, after which he was sent to work in a bank at Whitchurch in Shropshire. Hints of Cheshire and Shropshire countryside, churches, manor-houses, and farm buildings, appear in many of his drawings. When he was about twenty-six he moved to London in order to concentrate on art, enrolling at the Slade School. He began to contribute comic drawings to the magazine ... ...

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