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Kings and Queens
I had a Little Pony
Little Boy Blue
Henry VIII inspecting his fleet
from the 'Henri, Grace a Dieu'.
Compiling the Domesday Book
King Edwy banishes Dunstan
British and Hessian Troops occupy an American town in the reign of George III
Elizabeth I Spanish Armada
GeorgeII: Prince Charles' Highland Army marches south.
Mary had a little lamb
Pease porridge hot
See-saw Margery Daw
In 1964 my father was commissioned by Ladybird Books to produce illustrations for The Stories of Our Christmas Customs. Over the next six years he worked on a further nine titles, including three books of Nursery Rhymes and two of the Kings and Queens of England, The History of Food, The History of Transport, Christmas Customs, Madame Curie and of course, good old Peter and Jane.

Here, as with all his commissions, he remained a stickler for accuracy. His historical subjects were always meticulously researched and the love of detail that he brought to Dan Dare is very apparent in these Ladybird illustrations.

A small selection of original Ladybird artwork by my father will be offered for sale on this website at any one time, but if you have a particular favourite which isn't showing, please let me know and I'll see if it's available.
Nursery Rhymes
Peter and Jane: Out in the Sun 5b
King Henry's son William drowned in a shipwreck
The execution of Joan of Arc
Edward lll: The Battle of Crecy
Bedtime for Peter and Jane
Peter and friend on the bridge
Jane plays with the dog
Peter and Jane watch the sheepdog
Peter Jane and friends watch the men at work
Jane and a friend look at the view
Hot Cross Buns
Two little dicky birds
Little Miss Muffet
There was a little man
Ride a cock-horse
Cock a doodle doo!
The Official Frank Hampson Website
original artwork for sale
birth of Dan Dare
Diddle Diddle Dumpling my son John
Lucy Locket lost her pocket
Tom Tom the piper's son
Peter and Jane look at the rabbits
Peter and Jane watch the artist
Peter and Jane go homee