Friday, 22 May 2009

Phoebe Anna Traquair

A couple of illustrated manuscripts by Phoebe Anna Traquair (1852-1936). I hope you can click and enlarge these. Not sure. The fine detail is incredible.

Traquiar illustrated the works of Tennyson, Robert Browning, William Morris And Dante Gabriel Rossetti as well as Elizabeth Barret Browning shown above. These are her Sonnets from the Portuguese. Traquair was inspired by 'The Book of Kells' and 'The Book of Durrow', two manuscripts well worth checking out.


  1. Hey Neil, I just get the same size pics, maybe a touch larger. Techie stuff, eh? ;-)

    I would love to see more; I really like this woman's art. Are these manuscripts on display? Any books? Beautiful stuff.

  2. Recognised expert on Phoebe is Elizabeth Cumming. She's produced one of the few books available. Just titled 'Phoebe Anna Traquair 1852-1936'. Amazon do it. She also did the splurge on the NLS website. (National Library of Scotland)
    Glad you like her work.

  3. Thanks for the info, Neil. That link is great!

  4. I too would love to see more. The view in that second photo is nothing short of gorgeous.

    Have a great week
    Regina In Pictures