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The Library

Elizabeth Shippen Green1905/1905

Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Art Museum

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.

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  • 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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