Sidewall, The House that Jack Built, 1886
The popularity of Crane’s children’s book illustrations earned him a commission to design his first nursery paper in 1875, and he began designing more general use papers the following year. The House That Jack Built, drawn in the Aesthetic style, illustrates the lyrics of the popular British nursery rhyme and cumulative tale line by line. Crane’s use of color and delightfully-drawn figures would be engaging to a child, and make learning fun.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 61.8 x 56.4 cm (24 5/16 x 22 3/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall, The House that Jack Built, 1886; England; machine printed on paper; H x W x D: 61.8 x 56.4 cm (24 5/16 x 22 3/16 in.); Gift of Grace Lincoln Temple; 1938-62-57
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books.