Tag Archives: Children

1883: Umbrella

“What is it I am painting ? A little girl who has put her black petticoat over her shoulders, and is carrying her umbrella open. I am working out of doors, and it rains almost every day.” Marie Bashkirtseff: The … Continue reading

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1921: Important People

George W. Lambert: Important People (1914-1921) “By creating a portrait of ordinary people—a flower-seller, a clerk and a boxer—George W Lambert sought to parody the convention of only those with wealth or social status having their portraits painted. He questioned … Continue reading

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1924: That’s What the Leaves Murmured

Diaz’s Forest In a forest painted by Diaz, a little motherkin and her child stood still. They were now a good hour from the village. Gnarled trunks spoke a primeval tongue. The mother said to her child: “In my opinion, … Continue reading

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1957: Krazy Ikes

Krazy Ikes!

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1927: The Pat, Pat, Pat of the Sleepy Sheep

From Katherine Morris Lester’s Great Pictures and Their Stories, Book Three (1927): Picture Study is rapidly becoming an im­portant factor in our public school education. “Nearly every progressive city,” says the Bureau of Education, Washington, D.C., “is making use of … Continue reading

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1932: The King of the Crickets

The King of the Crickets from The Luck of the Bean-Rows, A Fairy-Tale for Lucky Children. My edition is an anonymous translation from the French of Charles Nodier, illustrated by Claud Lovat Fraser; undated but inscribed “December 25, 1932.”

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1807: The Westwood Children

Joshua Johnson: The Westwood Children (c. 1807)

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