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Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (1888-1960), was an Australian illustrator of children's books. She worked in pen and ink and watercolour. Initially she illustrated stories written by her talented sister Annie Rattray Rentoul and after her marriage to Grenby Outhwaite, he became the storyteller. In the early twentieth century, there was a fashionable craze for the European fairy myths and Ida was part of this fad, albeit with an Australian slant. She exhibited in Australia and later in London and Paris between 1907 and 1933.

Five koalas eating the children's picnic while they play in the shallows.

Not strictly original prints because they were produced by mechanical and photographic means, they are non-the-less the only contemporaneous prints by Outhwaite.

250 x 200 mm. approx.

Printed in 1926.

Black and white.

Process block.

IDA RENTOUL OUTHWAITE. "The Uninvited Guests."

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