Graphics & Illustrations 61

Illustration by Archibald Knox for Sophia Morrison's 'Manx Fairy Tales' (How the Wren became King of the Birds)

Date made: c.1929

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: Illustration for the story 'How the Wren became King of the Birds'. The design does not contain any calligraphy, only birds sat on a interlace line as though it was a branch. The publication 'Manx Fairy Tales' by Sophia Morrison was first published in 1911 and reprinted in 1929 with title pages for each story illustrated by Archibald Knox.

Materials: Paper: Pen & Ink

Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at