This paper is an art historical study of the illustrations which appear in children's books from the late 19th and early 20th century. In particular, this Independent Study focuses on the images which accompany the texts of Little Red Riding Hood, occasionally bringing in comparative examples from the stories of Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb¸ and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. By focusing on three main authors of the story, Charles Perrault, The Brothers Grimm, and Andrew Lang, and two main illustrators, Gustave Doré and Walter Crane, the different version of each story are compared and contrasted. The works of these authors and artists are placed within the constructs of Victorian childhood, bringing to light how each piece would have been accepted in contemporary culture, by both children and adults.
Art and Art History
Singer, Jennifer, "Not So Innocent: Little Red Riding Hood's Corrupted Past and the Constructs of Victorian Childhood" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 150.
History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Theory and Criticism
little red riding hood, fairy tales, gustave dore, walter crane
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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