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    JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH (American, 1863-1935)
    Little Girl with Irises, Good Housekeeping cover, June 1930
    Oil on board
    16.5 x 14.5 in.
    Signed lower right

    Smith's renowned evocation of childhood charm and tenderness is on full display in this beautiful painting. The artist was closely associated with Elizabeth Shippen Green and Violet Oakley, who also studied with Howard Pyle, and the group became known as "The Red Rose Girls." One of the most popular artists of her day, Smith contributed hugely popular images to Century, Collier's Weekly, Leslie's Weekly, Harper's, McClure's, Scribner's, and the Ladies' Home Journal, and from 1918 through 1932, illustrated covers exclusively for Good Housekeeping magazine, of which this is an excellent example.

    The painting is accompanied by a June 1930 original issue of Good Housekeeping, pages from the May 1977 issue of Good Housekeeping featuring an article of the original publishing and biography of Jesse Wilcox Smith, an original black and white photograph of the little girl which the painting features, and the bonnet which is featured in both the painting as well as the photograph.

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

    Condition Report*: 5-inch linear crease in board running from the top middle edge thru the back of the bonnet to figure's left shoulder; light accretions from previous matting along the mid and upper right extreme edge; otherwise it is visually in very good condition. Not examined outside of plexi-glass. Framed under plexi-glass to an overall size of 25.25 x 22 inches.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2011
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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