Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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RIP Pauline Baynes

I heard via birdsedge that Pauline Baynes died last Friday. More details here on Brian Sibley's blog, along with some examples of her magical illustrations.

I grew up with Pauline Baynes's beautiful illustrations in books like The Arabian Nights, The Chronicles of Narnia and the wonderful Dictionary of Chivalry. Her map of Middle Earth adorned my wall when I was a student. When I was a kid, this was my favourite picture from a re-telling of The Arabian Nights by Amabel Williams-Ellis. I soooo wanted a flying horse like that!

Magic Horse

She will be sadly missed, but her pictures will live on for many many years yet.

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