grinning cat, singing frog / ニッと笑う猫

August 25, 2009

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11 July 1979 UK
International Year of the Child
designed by Edward Hughes

Famous illustration from British stories for children.  From top ‘Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll ( illustration by John Tenniel ), ‘The Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame ( illustration by Ernest H Shepard ), ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ by A. A. Milne ( illustration by Ernest H Shepard )and ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ by Beatrix Potter.  I like their restricted sweetness and balance between colours and White.  Very stylishly British.

英国の児童絵本を代表する4作のオリジナルのイラストを切手にしたシリーズ。上からルイス・キャロル『不思議の国のアリス』(1865) (挿絵はジョン・テニエル)、ケネス・グレアム『たのしい川べ』(1908) (挿絵はE・H・シェパード)、ミルン作『クマのプーさん』(1926) (挿絵はE・H・シェパード)、ビアトリクス・ポターの『ピーター・ラビット』より。甘すぎない色使いと白の配分が粋なイギリスらしい秀作の切手だと思います。

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