Mother Holding Baby - Mother's Day Greeting Card
INSIDE GREETING: Happy Mother's Day
Nestled within our Mother's Day Collection, this tender portrayal of a mother and child is an absolute treasure. Originally featured in A Child's Book of Old Verses (1910), beautifully illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, it accompanies the verses of Alfred Lord Tennyson's Sweet and Low. The scene exudes a sense of serenity and care, perfectly capturing the essence of the bond between a mother and her precious child.
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.
Jessie Willcox Smith
A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope