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    JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH (American, 1863-1935)
    Checkers, Scribner's magazine illustration, December, 1902
    Oil and pastel on panel
    24 x 16 in.
    Signed upper left
    This lovely piece was published in a special Christmas pictorial entitled A Mother's Days on page 690 of the December 1902 issue of Scribner's magazine.

    Jessie Willcox Smith has long been recognized as an American master, and this illustration shows why she is to be so highly regarded. Her idealized portraits of children, always presented with an inscrutable subtext that makes them impossible to forget, are what made her famous, and this example is prime among those prized portraits.

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.


    More information about JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH, also known as Smith, Jessie Willcox, Jessie Willcox Smith.



    Condition Report*: This piece is framed to an overall size of 28.5 x 20.5 in. Small areas of losses upper right quadrant and central left region, two areas of abrasion with losses beside checker board in central region.
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    October, 2009
    27th Tuesday
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