Collection of the week: Molly Brett
Collection of the week: Molly Brett

Illustrator Molly Brett's appealing and colourful drawings for children feature animals as their mainstay, a subject she had plenty of time to grow close to during her childhood in the Surrey countryside in the early years of the 20th century. With the encouragement of her mother, respected animal painter Mary Gould Brett, Molly pursued her interest in illustration. The woodland creatures in her watercolours often take on human roles, but retain an essential naturalism borne out of long study from life.

As well as charmingly whimsical scenes, many of them Christmas illustrations, Molly also produced artwork for popular nursery rhymes and story books in characteristically anthropomorphic style.

Click here to view a selection of Molly's work, which we represent as part of The Medici Society, founded in 1908 to bring artists' work to a wider public. If you can't find what you're looking for, please get in touch, either by email at or by telephone on 020 8318 0034.

Mary Evans Picture Library Ltd.  59 Tranquil Vale  Blackheath  London  SE3 0BS. United Kingdom.
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