: , 1991. Item #04004
A Lovely Dual Watercolor Lullaby
Framed Together with a Stunning Custom Mat
GILBERT, Anne Yvonne, artist. "Little Son, Hush-a-Bye". From Baby's Book of Lullabies & Cradle Songs. [N.p.], 1991.
Two original pen, ink and watercolor illustrations.
Image sizes: 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches; 191 x 191 mm. Beautifully matted, framed and glazed together. (Frame size: 15 7/8 x 27 inches; 403 x 686 mm.).
This lovely illustrated spread was inspired by the illustrator's son. One side features handwritten lyrics to the lullaby, "Little Son, Hush-a-Bye" and the other depicts a mother cradling her son. Beautifully framed with a pink-cream silk mat bordered with decorative cream and pink ribbons.
Anne Yvonne Gilbert is a British artist and book illustrator. Her controversial cover design of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 1983 single "Relax" became "one of the most famous record sleeves of all time". While much of her career since then has focused on illustrating the covers and interiors of popular books, Gilbert has also designed series of stamps produced by the Royal Mail depicting Christmas themes and Arthurian mythology. She illustrated several of the books in the popular Ologies series, among other children's books.
In 1991, Gilbert compiled sixteen traditional lullabies into her book, Baby's Book of Lullabies & Cradle Songs, which she illustrated using watercolors. The selections included songs in English, French, and Norwegian, among other languages. She illustrated Rebecca Hickox's children's book Per and the Dala Horse in 1997, and M.C. Helldorfer's Night of the White Stag in 1999. Gilbert has provided artwork for many other children's books, including A Visit from St. Nicholas and Vivien French's A Christmas Star Called Hannah, both published in 2000. She illustrated Billy Joel's first children's book, "Goodbye My Angel", in 2004, which he based off a song he wrote for his daughter.