Edmund Henry Garrett (1853-1929) was an American illustrator, bookplate-maker, and author - as well as a highly-respected painter - renown for his illustrations of the legends of King Arthur. He studied at the AcadÃ©mie Julian in Paris under Gustave Boulanger, Jules Lefebvre, John Paul Laurens, and Hector Leroux. After residing in Paris for approximately five years, he returned to America to establish a successful studio in Boston. During his lifetime, Garrett was a prolific illustrator of many books and publications, including various books of poetry by Tennyson, Keats, and Schiller; the Legends of King Arthur; Austenâ¿¿s Pride and Prejudice; stories by Alexandre Dumas; various books of Elizabethan and Victorian songs; and other books by Longfellow, Sir Walter Scott, Shelley, Wordsworth, and Hawthorne, among others. Today, his works adorn the walls of the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the New York Public Library, the Boston Public Library, and the Massachusetts State House.