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), 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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