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

cape-draped mandolin.



The colour illustration


Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Code: KN FL1 SGC
Price: US$5.00


Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: KN FL1 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00


Complete Image


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

wonderful illustration.


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