Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
King, Jessie M

(1875-1949) Scottish illustrator whose early influences included Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and Aubrey Beardsley. Most of her work of fantasy interest was done in the early years of her career, which extended from 1899 until her death. Her best work gave off a spidery, perspectiveless, medieval ambience; later work employed washes without much positive effect. Works of strongest fantasy interest include her illustrations for editions of The High History of the Holy Graal (1903), The Defence of Guinevere (1904) by William Morris and Goblin Market (1907 chap) by Christina Rossetti. Many of the pamphlets she illustrated were on similar subjects. [JC]

Jessie Marion King


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