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Archive for July, 2007

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Fox attacking geese

Posted in Animals, Nature on Saturday, 21 July 2007

Fox attacking geese (illustration, picture, art, artwork: G W Backhouse)

This picture by G W Backhouse was the illustration to a story entitled “Wind from the North” which appeared in Look and Learn in December 1966.

Animals fleeing forest fire

Posted in Animals, Nature on Friday, 20 July 2007

Animals fleeing forest fire (illustration, picture, art, artwork: G W Backhouse)

This highly atmospheric picture is by G W Backhouse, whose work we are featuring this week. It was used on the cover of issue 461 of Look an Learn (14 November 1970).

Badger and fox

Posted in Animals, Nature on Thursday, 19 July 2007

Badger and fox (illustration, picture, art, artwork: G W Backhouse)

This picture by G W Backhouse is an illustration to a story entitled “The Rivals”, which appeared in Look and Learn in February 1967.

Bathing in the snow

Posted in Absurd on Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Teddy bathing in the snow (illustration, art, picture, artwork: Bill Phillips)

This charming picture – which, with its lime cordial, seems as appropriate to summer as to winter – was the cover of Teddy Bear, issue 3 February 1973. The artist is Bill Phillips.

Red Bird of Paradise

Posted in Animals, Nature on Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Red Bird of Paradise (illustration, picture, art, artwork)

In the special Christmas edition of the best of Look and Learn which we created for the Guardian we included a page that featured this wonderful picture of a red bird of paradise. Now we are able to show the picture, reproduced from the original artwork. Sadly. we do not know the name of the artist.

Scene from the Battle of Crecy

Posted in History on Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Battle of Crecy (picture, illustration, art, artwork: Ron Embleton)

Among the artwork that we have just uploaded to the Look and Learn picture library is this wonderfully tragic scene from the Battle of Crecy, painted by Ron Embleton.

Owls attacking rats

Posted in Animals, Nature on Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Owls attacking rats (art, picture, illustration, artwork: G W Backhouse)

This story illustration is by G W Backhouse whose work we are featuring this week.

The 100 Years War

Posted in History on Tuesday, 17 July 2007

The Hundred Years War (illustration, picture, art, artwork: Pat Nicolle)

By way of a conclusion to this week’s focus on the work on Pat Nicolle, here is a wonderful Look and Learn cover illustration depicting the 100 Years War.

The Old Man and the Sea

Posted in Animals, Literature, Nature on Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea (illustration, picture, art, artwork: Henry Seabright)

Here is an illustration of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. The artist is Henry Seabright, who, as well as working for Look and Learn, did a number of fine pictures for The Bible Story.

Lion hunting zebras

Posted in Animals, Nature on Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Lion hunting zebras (illustration, picture, art: G W Backhouse)

This is the work of G W Backhouse whose sombre – and sometimes downright gloomy – nature illustrations were one of the most memorable visual features of Look and Learn during its early years.