Anne Anderson was born in Scotland 1874, but spent her childhood living in Argentina.

In 1912, she married a painter, Alan Wright and they settled in Berkshire. Wright had a successful career in illustration prior to 1898 when he illustrated a story for Baron Corvo. The story and Corvo were highly criticized in the press, and because of his association with the story, Wright’s commissions dried up until he married Anderson. They collaborated on many books together — he would draw the animals and birds and she would draw everything else. It has been said that it is difficult to distinguish his work from hers. But mostly, he dedicated himself to providing her with an environment conducive to her work.

In addition to her illustration, she was also an etcher, watercolor painter and designer of greeting cards.

Her work has been compared to her contemporaries, Charles Robinson, Jessie M. King and Mabel Lucie Attwell. Her illustrations, both in black and white and in color, are decorative and lightly drawn or painted and show neatly dressed children with pear-shaped faces.

Although her illustrations were popular, her success can be attributed to her need to work hard and earn a decent income. With over 100 books to her credit, she was the financial supporter of the family, her husband only contributing occasionally.

A strange procession entered the palace yard, with Dummling and his Golden Goose at the head and the bewitched followers behind.

Dummling and the Golden Goose
The Children's Golden Treasurey Book for 1937