Girl Reading at Window - Books & Readers Greeting Card

$6.00 USD
SKU: 00451G

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INSIDE GREETING: Good books are good friends.

Is there anything better than getting cozy with a book? This serene scene originally graced the pages of the 1905 edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses, adorned with illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith. It harmoniously complements its corresponding poem Picture-Books in Winter, where Stevenson reflects on, "Sitting safe in nursery nooks, Reading picture story-books." See this image as an art print!

Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935), a cherished name at Laughing Elephant, wields a remarkable artistic legacy. Mentored by Howard Pyle, an illustrious influence, she emerged as a formidable woman artist in the Golden Age of Illustration, defying norms in a male-dominated realm—she was among the highest-paid illustrators of her time! Beyond canvas, she left her mark on nearly 200 Good Housekeeping magazine covers, while also gracing classic children's books and creating artistic ads for iconic brands like Ivory Soap and Kodak. Sensitivity to human experience defined her work, and her idealized images endure as motherhood and childhood archetypes.

This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.

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Jessie Willcox Smith

Product Specs

A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope