A for Art, B for Books, C for Crane: Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture by Francesca Tancini

Date: 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 5:30pm

Location: 

Lamont Library, Forum Room

Walter Crane, Lionel His Book. Houghton Library  Typ 8302.89.50. The Caroline Miller Parker Collection of Works by Walter CranePresented by: Harvard College Library
Followed by a reception and exhibition viewing at Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library
Related event: Opening reception for The World of Walter Crane: September 30, 6:30 p.m.

Walter Crane (1845-1915), the great Victorian artist and illustrator, was praised during his lifetime but afterwards soon forgotten. In the centennial year of his death, Francesca Tancini outlines the life and work of this outstanding figure, drawing on the resources of the Caroline Miller Parker Collection of Works by Walter Crane at Houghton Library and emphasizing the importance of this extraordinary collection.

Francesca Tancini is an art historian and curator of the Federico Zeri Foundation’s Art Library, University of Bologna, Italy. Via a series of international fellowships she has researched various areas of children’s book illustration, focusing on Walter Crane. She is now compiling a catalog raisonné of Crane's illustrated book production.

For further information please contact Hope Mayo at mayo@fas.harvard.edu.

IMAGE: Walter Crane, Lionel His Book. Houghton Library
Typ 8302.89.50. The Caroline Miller Parker Collection of Works by Walter Crane, the gift of Augustin H. Parker, 1928