Telling the Teddy Bears Stories - Jessie Willcox Smith Art Print
In the enchanting pages of The Now-A-Days Fairy Book (1911) by Anna Alice Chaplin, adorned with the illustrations of Jessie Willcox Smith, we find this portrayal of a young girl captivating her attentive audience. Within these tales, classic narratives take on new twists, as seen in the reimagined story of the Three Bears. In this version, children bring their cherished teddy bears along for a meadow picnic, offering a divergence from the familiar Goldilocks narrative.
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.
11" x 14", Bagged with Backer Board
Jessie Willcox Smith