Lilias Trotter illustrations

Some time back I found a Lilias Trotter eBook put online by the Project Gutenburg. Parables of the Cross and Parables of the Christ-life were both available, and I quickly downloaded and printed them for my own collection. I’ve yet to read them, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite images from Parables of the Cross (the image quality in Parables of the Christ-life is lacking). I can see why Ruskin thought her the next best thing in the art world; her craft here is exceptional.

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Her handwriting is gorgeous as well.

I like the composition of these three works, as well as a certain softness that seems to be her style. It gives the subjects certain kind of handmade beauty without compromising the rendering, the realism.

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About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

3 Responses to Lilias Trotter illustrations

  1. Katie says:

    how did you obtain these images? I would like to have them reprinted and blown up to frame in my own. If possible, could you email me the file? Thank you!

  2. pcNielsen says:

    The links are in the first pp of the post, as the titles of the books. Here they are again:

    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22189 (Download here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22189/22189-h.zip)

    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22432 (Download here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22432/22432-h.zip)

  3. Mark says:

    Hi Paul:

    It’s great to see your passion for arts in missions all over the web! Thank you! Lilias Trotter, a missionary to Algeria in North Africa, has an inspiring book entitled “Until the Day Breaks”. You can find some of her writings and art work at: http://unveiling.org/lily/lilias.html

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