Book Illustrations

Ellen Pyle illustrations appear in a number of books, starting with collaborative projects with fellow students of Howard Pyle in the late 1890s.

‘Twixt You and Me. Grace LeBaron. Little, Brown, and Company, 1898. Four illustrations by Ellen B. Thompson; ink decorations by Katharine Pyle.

In 1899, Ellen and fellow students had illustrations for Janice Meredith published in Collier’s Weekly. Some were also published in the two-volume book set later that year. See additional information under Student Years.

In 1900, Howard Pyle’s students provided many illustrations for an ambitious, twenty-two-volume set of The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthornepublished by Houghton Mifflin Company. Ellen created two illustrations; one in volume 2 and one in volume 3.

Additional information about this anthology is here: Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne Info

Also in 1900, Howard Pyle and students Ellen B. Thompson, Anna W. Betts, and Emlen McConnell created illustrations for To Have and To Hold by Mary Johnston (published by Houghton Mifflin Company).

Nathalie’s Chum. Anna Chapin Ray. Little, Brown, and Company, 1902 (and 1904 reprint).

Brenda’s Bargain, A Story for Girls. Helen Leah Reed. Little, Brown, and Company, 1903.

A Daughter of the Rich. Mary Ella Waller. Little, Brown, and Company, 1903. Later editions were illustrated by Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliot.