Thursday, 28 November 2013

Baby's Grace

                                     Thank you for the world so sweet

Margaret Tarrant (1888 – 1959) was an artist specializing in depictions of fairy-like children and religious subjects. She began her career at the age of 20, and painted and published into the early 1950s. She was known for her children's books, postcards, calendars, and print reproductions.
Tarrant was born in London and trained as a teacher, but turned to illustrative art instead. Her first major work was illustrating Charles Kingsley’s book “The Water Babies” when she was 20. Apart from writing and illustrating her own books on fairies she was also a prolific postcard artist.

Postcard from author's collection


  1. Ohhhhhh I remember singing that before meals :) Thanks for the recollections :D

  2. I remember this children's prayer too! Sweet innocence, we had no idea how complicated life would be as we grew older. I truly miss this kind of artistry on greeting cards and such.

  3. Interesting post. I enjoy learning new information. Very lovely, too.

  4. Very well-done artwork. The sentimentality would be out of fashion in our time, but there's no mistaking talent.