William Rainey (1852-1936)

He was born in London and studied at the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. Known primarily as an illustrator, he was also a painter, mainly in water colors. He illustrated books by Dickens and Henty, among others. He lived in Eastbourne.

We always try to locate images of the specific works discussed in the journal. As you might expect, this is often impossible. Failing that, we seek out similar or typical work by the artist. The images in our files are linked below.

Detail of Illustration for Mary McGregor's Story of France, showing Joan of Arc

Just Landed (Jewish Immigrants in London)

Petronella (illustration)

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