Kate Greenaway dolls
Kate (Catherine) Greenaway, (1846 – 1901), was an illustrator of children’s books. Her idealised watercolours of young children in eighteenth century and regency fashions were, (and remain) extremely popular. Liberty’s of London adapted her designs into an extremely fashionable range of children’s clothes, worn in the 1880’s and 1890’s. Kate died of breast cancer in 1901, and is buried in London’s Hampstead Cemetery.
All Doulton Nisbet Kate Greenaway dolls were issued in a Limited Edition quantity of 5000 dolls for sale worldwide, and remain collectors items even today
7605 Big Sister
This is a prototype doll, dressed to show the costume intended for the production model. This doll also has a “Victorian Birthday” face. She is also slightly different from the eventual production model of “Big Sister”, who wore a white dress with lace frill and trim