These unique Country Alphabet prints
are from an 1870s children's picture book published by Frederick Warne and Company of
London. Warne was also the publisher of Beatrix Potter's series of children's books.
The alphabet prints used country
scenes to teach children the ABCs.
The chromolithographs were produced by the
English printing firm Kronheim and Company, founded by Joseph Kronheim (1810-1896).
Kronheim came to England from Germany in the mid-1830s settling first in Edinburgh as an
engraver and lithographer. He then moved to London and started his own printing
business in the mid-1840s.
The alphabet prints are
conservation matted to fit a standard 11 x 14 inch frame size. The mat includes two
openings - for the print and the accompanying verse. See an example of the matted
print at the end of this page.