The Art of Jessie M King


Jessie M King (1875-1949) was a Scottish painter and book illustrator associated with the Golden Age of Illustration. She brought influences arising from the Glasgow School of

Arts to both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements - she has been referred to as the

foremost Scottish book designer and illustrator of the 20th Century.


The Jessie M King Collection at Spirit of the Ages includes art images from some of her seminal work. As a valuable reference resource, options are also provided for purchasing a range of gifts, including reproduction prints, posters and greeting cards.


King gained a number of awards for her work while still a student at the Glasgow School of Arts and in 1902, her binding for L'Evangile de L'Enfance took the Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Art held in Turin.


We invite you to take the time to peruse the wonderful artwork from Jessie M King that is included in the Collection - to view images from any one of King's suites or illustrations listed below, simply 'click' on the hyperlinks embedded within the titles and the images.



Above, we show a vintage

photograph of Jessie M King



Published illustrations by Jessie M King


The Light of Asia

3 images

Wynken, Blynken and Nod

2 images

The Dance of the White Rose

1 image

The Romance of

the Swan's Nest

1 image



The High History

of the Holy Graal

23 images

Poems of Spenser

8 images

Poems of Shelley

8 images

Isabella; or,

The Pot of Basil

7 images



Seven Happy Days

15 images

A House of Pomegranates

16 images


Good King Wenceslas

14 images



The Enchanted Capital

of Scotland

More than 10 images