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Harry Eliott real name Charles Edmond Hermet was a French cartoonist and illustrator. He was also particularly painter in watercolor.
He is known for his prints, stencil, humourous riders, scenes of hunting with hounds, monks and others in the Victorian style as English illustrators Randolph Caldecott or Cecil Aldin. He also did etchings and postcards that were drawn were edited by Barré and Dayez .
He also adopted an Anglo-Saxon pseudonym and try to pretend to be an Englishman.
Mobilized into the War in 1914, in 1915 he married a young woman from Normandy, where he settled after being treated in 1917 for depression.
Besides his prints sought after by lovers of hunting and horses, he produced illustrations for children's books.
From 1923 to 1940, he also created numerous covers for The French Hunter and catalogs
Becoming blind and drinking alcohal excessively, he died in 1959 in absolute poverty.
His sister Madeleine, who opened a workshop with him also illustrated books for children .
Illustrated books by Harry Eliott
• William Cowper: The story of John Gilpin (The Diverting History of John Gilpin) arranged by the Magdalene Genestoux
• Jerome Doucet : Six large hot pipe
• Jerome Doucet : Gentlemen
• Charles Dickens : Mr. Minns. Horace Sparkins adapted by Jerome Doucet
• Magdeleine of Genestoux M. Terrible hunting
"Harry Eliott", Wikipedia, http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Eliott
Submitted by Alice Carter
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