Francis Donkin Bedford

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Illustration for Peter and Wendy, 1911

Francis Donkin Bedford (1864–1954), also known as F. D. Bedford, was a British artist and illustrator. He was born in Notting Hill and lived in London. He painted genre scenes and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1892.[1]

Bedford's works include illustrations for A Book of Nursery Rhymes (1897), The Books of Shops (1899), Four and Twenty Toilers (1900), The Visit to London (1902), Forgotten Tales of Long Ago (1906), Runaways and Castaways (1908), Peter and Wendy (1911), The Magic Fishbone (1921), A Christmas Carol (1923), and The Cricket on the Hearth (1927).


  • Dalby, Richard (1991), The Golden Age of Children's Book Illustration, Gallery Books, ISBN 0-8317-3910-X


  1. ^ H. L. Mallalieu (1986). The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists up to 1920. Antique Collectors' Club. p. 36. ISBN 1-85149-025-6.

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