As I announced in May (blog 250), we will publish a small book about Ricketts's mother written by J.G.P. Delaney and Corine Verney: Charles Ricketts's Mysterious Mother. The date of publication for this moving and surprising story is 1 October 2016. That day, we will celebrate Ricketts's birthday, 150 years ago, on 2 October 1866.
There is more.
The same day, the Museum of the Book (Museum Meermanno) in The Hague will be the venue for the opening of a small exhibition about Charles Ricketts as an illustrator of the Parables and of the poems in prose of Oscar Wilde.
|Charles Ricketts, 'The Good Samaritan' (wood engraving) in a vellum copy of the Vale Press edition|
of The Parables from Our Lord (1903)