The Golden Age of Illustration, roughly from the last quarter of the 19th Century to the early decades of the 20th, is most often associated with artists from the U.S. and Europe; but terrific illustrators were also working on the other side of the Earth, in Australia and New Zealand.
BibliOdyssey, that ever fascinating and vastly deep cornucopia of visual wonders and curiosities, has an article highlighting some of them, Antipodean Fantasy: Random Australiana (“antipodean” referring to the position of Australia and New Zealand as roughly opposite the British Isles on the globe).
Be sure to click on the images in the post, as BibliOdyssey author peacay has kindly provided us with nice large versions of the images on his Flickr pages.
You can also get lost on peacay’s Flickr pages, but the blog itself is much more conducive to browsing and discovery (try some of the image links in the lower right column, under the list of Resource Sites).
(Images above: Margaret Clark, Ethel Jackson Morris, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, May Gibbs)