Bowley, May (F)

Nationality: English.
Illustrator. Sister of Ada Leonora Bowley. Educated at Blackheath School of Art with her sister, Ada Bowley. Produced art for postcard manufacturers such as Raphael Tuck. Illustrated *Royal Children of History* (1896) and *Children’s Shakespeare* (1897) by Edith Nesbit. Corresponded with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about his interest in fairies. Friends with Edith Nesbit. Biographical information: Eleanor Fitzsimons, *The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit: Victorian Iconoclast, Children’s Author, and Creator of *The Railway Children**, Abrams Press, 2019, p. 142. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Will O’ The Wisp 1890-11 Atalanta Illustrator 2053
“What shall I do to please my Queen” 1892-01 Atalanta Illustrator 2173
Summer 1892-09 Atalanta Illustrator 2214
The Violin Player 1892-11 Atalanta Illustrator 2237
Fairy-Land 1893-02 Atalanta Illustrator 2253
The Land of Cocaigne 1893-09 Atalanta Illustrator 2272