This tab assembles information about the numerous illustrators of Lucile and places their work in chronological order by date of appearance.
The principal editions are:
Ticknor & Fields, 1868. George DuMaurier, illustrator. The illustrations were printed in England, and this edition was distributed there by Chapman & Hall.
James R. Osgood, 1881. "Holiday Edition" with lead illustrations by Mary Hallock Foote; E[dward] H. Garrett, E[dward] P[arker] Hayden, L. S. Ipsen, F. F. Lummis, T[homas] Moran, W[illiam] L[add] Sheppard, James D. Smillie, A[lfred] R[udolph], Waud (1828-1926), and others; the engraving by [Varick Stout] Anthony, [John] Andrew & Son, [Victor L.] Chandler [Co., Engraving on wood and electrotyping], Closson, and other well-known engravers.
Marry Hallock Foote was a popular American illustrator who had moved from New England to Idaho by the time Osgood commissioned her work. She was a middle class woman who had not traveled in Europe and knew little about the dress and demeanors of Meredith's characters. She struggled with the assignment and completed just five full page illustrations (including a frontispiece)before resigning it. Foote's illustrations, and many of those by others, were reproduced in reduced size in Osgood's smaller and less expensive Tremont and Pocket editions.
T. Y. Crowell & Co., 1883. British Poets, Favorite Illustrated Edition. Designs by [William Ladd] Taylor, [F. T.] Merrill, [John Douglas] Woodward, [F. B.] Schell, [Robert Swain?] Gifford, [Edward H.] Garrett, [Edward Parker] Hayden, and others; engraving by George T. Andrew.
White, Stokes & Allen, 1886. Family edition. Illustrations by H[enry Newell] Cady (1849-1935), the poem being enclosed within graceful decorative borders printed in tints and designed by W[illiam] St. John Harper (1851-1910).
T. Y. Crowell & Co., 1888. Family Edition: [F. T.] Merrill, [Charles] Copeland, Edmund H. Garrett, et al.
Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1890. Family Edition.
F. A. Stokes & Brother, 1889. Vignette Edition, 100 new half-tone engravings by Frank N. Gregory. Only ten of the 100 half-tone illustrations in this edition were full-page, with the other 90 of varying size "set in the text in an artistic manner," all by illustrator Frank M. Gregory. This edition was continued by Frederick A. Stokes Co. in a large array of bindings, and sheets were also sold to other publishers, notably James Pott & Co.
Estes & Lauriat, 1893, a "holiday" edition. "Imperial 8vo" in size, with a frontispiece portrait of Lucile by W. L. Taylor plus "photogravures from landscape views and photographs of the scenery and localities mentioned in the poem." For an informative biography of Taylor, see William Ladd Taylor (1854-1926), American Illustrator.
Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1893. This folio edition carried "twelve [full page] fac-similes of water-color paintings," 12 half page half-tone drawings and a number of smaller illustrations by American artist and illustrator Thomas McIlvaine. It also carried over many of Greory's half-tone drawings from the "Vignette Edition". Stokes also published the water-colors separately in the form a calendar.
Frederick A. Stokes Company. Another folio "Deluxe" edition, with title page and binding designed by the prominent Will H. Bradley, this also contained color lithographs of 12 paintings by a popular French water-colorist, Madelaine Lemaire, and incorporated 100 half-tone engravings by C. McCormick Rogers. Stokes issued at the same time a smaller trade edition, with a reduced-size title page and entirely different binding design by Bradley; in this edition the Lemaire plates were printed in half-tone. The colorplates were also issued as a calendar.
Last revised: 8 February 2017