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JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH (American, 1863-1935). The Story Hour, Harper's Bazaar story illustration, May 1903. Mixed media on...

2013 Apr 11 - 12 Beverly Hills Signature Illustration Art Auction #5126

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 11, 2013
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Location: Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Description:
JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH (American, 1863-1935)
The Story Hour, Harper's Bazaar story illustration, May 1903
Mixed media on board
20.5 x 30 in.
Signed lower left
This is a beautiful example of Jessie Wilcox Smith's heartwarming approach to a tender family scene.

Condition Report*:

Presents nicely and is in overall very good condition aside from minor condition issues noted below: Approximate 1.25-inch L shaped scratch with no paint loss partially through artist's signature; possible 1-inch linear accretion below "Wilcox"; light pin point areas of inpainting to address an approximate 7-inch linear crease on the bottom center edge to the right of the artist's signature; there is an 1.5-inch linear crease with no paint loss below; light pin point areas of inpainting to address a 2.5-inch linear crease on the far right center edge; light pin point areas of inpainting to address a 6-inch linear crease on the top center edge above the little girl in red. Framed to an overall size of 24.5 x 34 inches.

Smith, Jessie Willcox:Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1863 to an affluent family, Jessie Willcox Smith attended private schools in that city, as well as in Cincinnati, Ohio. At age 20, she went to work as a kindergarten teacher but soon learned that she could not handle the stress of dealing with small children. On a suggestion from one of her cousins, Smith took art classes, first at the School of Design for Women, then at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Later, Smith went on to study at Drexel University. It was at that school she became good friends with two other artists, Elizabeth Shippen Green and Violet Oakley. The trio dubbed themselves "The Red Rose Girls," taking the name from the inn where they lived. Smith's art work appeared in magazines, books and calendars. Soon she was sought out to do illustrations for ads for Ivory Soap, Kodak and Quaker. In 1915, Smith not only signed a contract as the cover illustrator for Good Housekeeping magazine, she also did one of her most famous pieces, Charles Kingsley's "The Water-Babies." Smith's art work appeared in such periodicals as Ladies Home Journal, Harper's, Century and Leslie's Weekly. She also did illustrations for Little Red Riding Hood and the cover for Heidi. Smith passed away in 1935 at the age of 71. Fifty-six years later, she was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, just the second woman to be so honored at the time.

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