This month, artist Valériane Leblond takes part in our #LoveArt campaign.
She has chosen Pictorial dictionary by Eliza Pughe (c.1831-1850) as her third choice.
This is a very cute piece of work. I used to create tiny books when I was a child, and I have always found illustrated alphabets and educational posters interesting. Eliza Pughe has been illustrating in a simple and efficient way everyday objects and actions, and has been writing the words for them in both Welsh and English. The story around the artist is touching as well, as she was deaf and mute from birth, she must have found a way of expressing herself through pictorial art.
This post is also available in: Welsh