Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Griset, Ernest

(1844-1907) French illustrator, for some years in the UK – during which time he worked for Punch – who had a special flair for creating anthropomorphic animals. Greatly influenced by the work of Isidore Grandville, he worked in a traditional pen-line style, though many of his drawings were published in the UK as engraved by the Dalziel brothers. His later work was often coloured, which increased its charm considerably. He contributed drawings for books of nursery rhymes and illustrated editions of Aesop's Fables (1869), Robinson Crusoe (1869) and Reynard the Fox (1872). A collection of his early work was Griset's Grotesques (graph coll 1866). [RT]

Ernest Griset


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