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A principal illustrator at Harper's Magazine, Elizabeth Shippen Green painted The Library as one of a series of images that accompanied an article on the daily life of a housewife and mother. Founded in 1850, Harper’s Magazine cultivated an educated readership and gained a reputation as an intellectual publication, especially as cheaper magazines with lighter articles and more advertising, such as The Saturday Evening Post, became popular at the turn of the 20th century.

Details

  • Title: The Library
  • Date: 1905/1905
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Elizabeth Shippen Green (LLC)
  • Physical Dimensions: w19.5 x h31.25 in (Complete)
  • Painter and illustrator: Elizabeth Shippen Green
  • Illustration Citation: The Mistress of the House, no author, in Harper's Monthly Magazine, August 1905
  • Credit Line: Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
  • Provenance: Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
  • Type: Drawings
  • Rights: Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
  • External Link: http://emuseum.delart.org:8080/emuseum/view/objects/asitem/items$0040:1143
  • Medium: Watercolor, oil and charcoal on illustration board

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