Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (June 9, 1888 – June 25, 1960) was an Australian illustrator of children's books.
Working predominantly in pen and ink, and watercolour, Ida's illustrations mostly depicted fairies frolicking in Australian settings, often in the company of Australian native animals.
The Little World of Elves and Fairies : An Anthology of Verse. I particularly loved the book's cover illustration (pictured above) of a little witch with her black cat, and although her fairy illustrations are truly delightful, I have a particular soft spot for Ida's witches.
In 1985, Australia Post honoured Ida Rentoul Outhwaite with a postage stamp featuring the cover witch from Elves and Fairies.
And while we happen to be on the subject of witches...