1880 – 1950
Anight my Shallop

Pencil & watercolour, signed & dated 1913
Image size: 10 ¼ x 7 ½ inches (26 x 19 cm)
Hand made Orientalist frame

This watercolour was illustaretd in Mary Macleod, The Children’s Poets, Tennyson, page 88. (London 1913) The title is from ‘Recollections of the Arabian Nights’

Norman Ault was born in December 17 1880. Ault was a book illustrator and writer, now known best as a compiler of anthologies.

Ault wrote children’s literature with his wife Lena, who died in 1904. He was noted as a scholar of English poetry of the seventeenth century, and also of Alexander Pope.