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Kate Greenaway

Catherine Greenaway (17 March 1846 – 6 November 1901) was an English Victorian artist and writer, known for her children's book illustrations. She received her education in graphic design and art between 1858 and 1871 from South Kensington School of Art and the Royal Female School of Art, and the Slade School of Fine Art. She began her career designing for the burgeoning holiday card market, producing Christmas and Valentine's cards. In 1879 wood-block engraver and printer, Edmund Evans, printed Under the Window, an instant best-seller, which established her reputation. Her collaboration with Evans continued throughout the 1880s and 1890s.

The depictions of children in imaginary 18th-century costumes in a Queen Anne style were extremely popular in England and internationally, sparking the Kate Greenaway style. Within a few years of the publication of Under the Window Greenaway's work was imitated in England, Germany and the United States.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 17th, 1846 (London), Died November 6th, 1901 (Frognal)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-64853 12-in. 1/15/1931 Marching song Myrtle C. Eaver ; Anna Howard Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor CVE-64855 12-in. 1/15/1931 Under the window Myrtle C. Eaver ; Anna Howard Female vocal solo, with piano author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Greenaway, Kate," accessed September 17, 2021,

Greenaway, Kate. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 17, 2021, from

"Greenaway, Kate." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 September 2021.

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