(8 October 1860 – 5 August 1932)
Background: John Dickson Batten born in Plymouth, Devon on 8 October 1860.
Achievements: Among Jacob’s paintings are The Garden of Adonis: Amoretta and Time, The Family, Mother and Child, Sleeping Beauty: The Princess Pricks Her Finger, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Atalanta and Melanion.
He illustrated a series of fairy tale books by Joseph Jacobs, notably English Fairy Tales (1890), Celtic Fairy Tales (1892 anthology), More Celtic Fairy Tales (1894),More English Fairy Tales (1894), Indian Fairy Tales (1912), European Folk and Fairy Tales (also known as Europa’s Fairy Book) (1916). He also illustrated English versions of Tales from the Arabian Nights and Dante’s Inferno.