Youth and Age In Nature and Fairyland
Charles Doyle (1832-1893)
Inscribed with title and dated 'tomorrow's the 12th'
Ink and watercolour
6 ¾ x 9 ½
'The Long Nineteenth Century: Treasures and Pleasures', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, March-April 2014, no 108; 'The Illustrators: The British Art of Illustration 1831-2023', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, November-December 2023, no 9
Taken from a sketch book of the 1880s, which is inscribed 'Ida with Mama's love' and dated '11th April 1899' on the inside front cover. Ida was the nickname of Doyle's second youngest daughter, Jane Adelaide Rose.