"Rhead was an American painter, illustrator and writer of English birth. He trained at the National Art Training School, South Kensington, London, and in Paris, first making his reputation as a designer of bookbindings. He was invited to New York in 1883 by the Appleton Publishing Company but then stayed on in the USA to work for various publishers. In the late 1880s and early 1890s he designed posters for Harper's Magazine, Century Magazine and St Nicholas, the children's magazine . Rhead later became a noted childrens' book illustrator."
Mark W. Sullivan: "Rhead, Louis John" Grove Art Online. Oxford University Press, [10-18-06], http://www.groveart.com/