1906 November Footnotes

[1] The opening of the new University College Hospital. It had been realised that the UCH building was too small in 1877, but it took 29 years for the new building to open.  In 1896, Sir John Blundell Maple was so impressed by the plans he undertook to rebuild and re-equip the hospital at an estimated cost of £100,000. Building started in 1897 and the hospital opened in 1906.  The Cruciform building is now part of UCL.

[2] William Holman Hunt OM (1827 – 1910) was an English painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings were notable for their great attention to detail, vivid colour, and elaborate symbolism.

[3] Lin McLean by Owen Wister. Published 1897 – Western fiction.

[4] Marguerite Verboeckhoven (1865 – 1949) was a Belgian painter known for her seascapes.

[5] Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939) was an English book illustrator. He is recognised as one of the leading literary figures during the Golden Age of British book illustration. His work is noted for its robust pen and ink drawings, which were combined with the use of watercolour. Rackham’s 51 colour pieces for the Early American tale became a turning point in the production of books since – through colour-separated printing – it featured the accurate reproduction of colour artwork. Some of his best-known works include the illustrations for Rip Van Winkle, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

[6] Puck of Pook’s Hill is a fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history.

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