A Boy in a Tree - Jessie Willcox Smith Art Print

$18.00 USD


In Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless work, A Child's Garden of Verses, a charming verse unfolds: "Up into the cherry tree, Who should climb but little me? I held the trunk with both my hands, And looked abroad on foreign lands." Within the pages of its 1905 edition, Jessie Willcox Smith's artistry flourishes, with vivid full-color illustrations like this one that accompanies the poem Foreign Lands, along with a collection of simpler black and white drawings throughout. It's a truly exquisite book!

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.

Our prints are suitable for framing or can be used as is for wall display.

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

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Product Specs

11" x 14", Bagged with Backer Board


Jessie Willcox Smith