OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

(1888 - 1960)
"It was in the bush that i really met the fairies"

Australian born artist Ida Sherborne Rentoul married Arthur Grenbry Outhwaite in 1909. During her career Ida illustrated fairy stories, verse and music, much of it written by her sister Annie or husband Grenbry.

She is best known for her depiction of fairies, portraying elfin folk cavorting with antipodean animals, fairies riding butterflies and striking black and white drawings, distinctive for their large areas of black ink.

Her most impressive books both in terms of sheer size and imagery are Elves and Fairies 1916 and Fairyland, 1926.  

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The Happy Valley

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