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"Allington Pippin"


Illustration by Arthur Rackham



This lovely illustration by Arthur Rackham was among a small suite of paintings prepared for "A Dish of Apples" (1921).


It is associated with the following poem, 'Allington Pippin', from which it draws its title.


'Allington Pippin'


Delicate and dainty thing!

For the fairies you were fashioned;

Than a flavour so impassioned

Pine and grape no richer bring.

Poets falter

At your altar,

Lacking grace your charm to sing.


Never was a blonde so fair;

Nor a wild rose in the morn

Wore a blush so sweet and rare,

Laughing all the maids to scorn.

Such perfection

Of complexion

Well might make a girl despair.


Lady's apple thou shalt be

Food that pretty women eat -

Pouting lips thy destiny,

Sparkling sweets unto the sweet.


For the dream

Male, who lifts a hand to thee.


Pyban apples, with the scent,

Fed the pygmy folk of old;

Such ethereal nourishment

Made them all as good as gold;

And would that we,

Inspire by thee,

Thus attained to our content.


If on fragrance we might thrive;

If the scene of quince and pear,

Breath of honey from the hive,

Odours in the orchard air

Filled our menu,

What a gay, new,

Gentle, gracious life we'd live!


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"Allington Pippin" by Arthur Rackham




Arthur Rackham - Allington Pippin


Complete image


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Arthur Rackham - Allington Pippin (detail)

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Arthur Rackham's "Allington Pippin"



When presented on Greeting Cards (approximately 7x5" on premium acid-free card stock), this image is prepared as a tipped-on plate - in 'hommage' to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is hand-finished, with the image presented on Ivory card

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