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Eleanor Joyce Francis (1904-1985). Bob Forrest. Manchester : [Bob Forrest], 2019. 16 pages, 19 pages of plates : illustrations (some in colour) ; 30 cm.
Rubaiyat Artists No. 10.

The review gives an account of the life and work of this artist, starting with her illustrations for The Rubaiyat (Ebenezer Baylis Booklet no.6). and continuing through the various other works illustrated by her, to her work as an exhibited artist, and the story of Cae Newydd (her home in Wales) and her Arts and Crafts Café in Aberdovey. There are extensive images of Joyce Francis’ work, and her story provides a fascinating view of an artist whose life spanned most of the 20th century. There are also important insights into the history of book publishing and illustration in the 1930’s. We are very grateful to Bob and his contacts for enabling these stories to reach the public domain.

Online available in the Notes and Queries Index