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She Sailed Majestically Past the Wretch, Followed Meekly by Septimus

James Montgomery Flagg1909

Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA
Stockbridge, MA, United States

James Montgomery Flagg produced the illustrations for the 1909 publication Septimus by William John Locke, a popular turn-of-the-century English author. In the story the widow Zora Middlemist is described as a, "�. . . magnificent, broad-hipped, full-bosomed woman. . . . Disparaging tea-parties called her an Amazon."� Zora meets the unfocused Septimus Dix at the tables in Monte Carlo. Later in an attempt to dissuade the interest of another man she invites Dix to lunch. "I'm taking you in to lunch with me, Mr. Dix. You can't refuse," she said; and without waiting for a reply she sailed majestically past the wretch, followed meekly by Septimus, as if she owned him body and soul.�"

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Details

  • Title: She Sailed Majestically Past the Wretch, Followed Meekly by Septimus
  • Date Created: 1909
  • Physical Dimensions: w558.8 x h736.6 mm (Without frame)
  • Ilustrator: James Montgomery Flagg
  • Credit Line: She Sailed Majestically Past the Wretch, Followed Meekly by Septimus, 1909, James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) Illustration for Septimus by William John Locke (New York: John Lane Co., 1909) Ink on paper Norman Rockwell Museum Collection, Gift of Everett Raymond Kinstler, NRM.2008.18
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Medium: Ink on paper

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