In the Autumn of Youth: "Fallen Leaves" (1912)
Illustration by Kay Nielsen
The 1912 Christmas Edition of The London Illustrated News included a plate showing an illustration prepared by
Kay Nielsen that - at the time - was held in the collection of Mr Newton Robinson (Mr Charles Edward
Mr Newton-Robinson (1853-1913) was an English Poet, supporter of the arts and Olympic representative.
Records of his published poetry date from the 1890s. Waterhouse, the renowned Victorian artists, is
understood to have been commissioned to undertake a portrait of Newton-Robinson's wife (entitled simply,
"Mrs Newton-Robinson) in 1895. He has also been credited with being responsible for raising the popularity of
Fencing as a sport in England (participating in the 1906 Olympic Games).
It is believed the painting held by Newton-Robinson was displayed at Nielsen's first London exhibition - with
Dowdeswel and Dowdeswel - earlier in 1912.
The subject of the illustration is the tragic figure of Pierrot, braced against the Autumn wind and holding his
The colour illustration
Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)
Code: KN FL1 SGC
Reproduction on 12x18" sheet
Detail (for reference)
Our Greeting Cards
When presented on Greeting Cards, 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 stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each
card we also present some information about Kay Nielsen and this wonderful illustration. We have left the interior
of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.
Our large format reproductions
Each of our large format reproductions are prepared with archival quality materials and processes to ensure many years
of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to Kay Nielsen and this
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