|Published||Published by William Heinemann 1898|
|Dimensions||Image 128 x 128 mm|
From The Square Book of Animals
Image published with the accompanying poem: "You're a lively kid!" is the schoolboy jest; But the kid is driven to work one day, And the hours of harness know little rest For the stiff goat-carriage round the bay.
Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson (1872 - 1949) was a British artist. A painter of landscapes, still life, and portraits most notably, he is also remembered for his distinctive illustrative work and for his creative partnership with his brother-in-law, James Pryde.
Nicholson studied at Hubert von Herkomer's art school and it was here that he met James Pryde and his sister Mabel, whom Nicholson later married. The pair collaborated under the pseudonym "Beggarstaff" producing fine graphical works and posters. Their work was influential in its design and had an important impact on the poster art movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.