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She did such charming, lovely work.

I bought The Illuminated Book of Days years ago, and it's full of her art.

That sounds great! I only just discovered her, because I've been learning about Aubrey Beardsley. I'm so charmed by her illustrations, I think they really put women and children front and center.

This article about her is really good and gives her history:

https://www.illustrationhistory.org/artists/kate-greenaway

She was born in 1846, and died in 1901. She gained massive popularity and influence during the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain, in the Victorian Era. As one of the first highly-reproduced illustrators, her style influenced many other artists of the period, such as Aubrey Beardsley.