Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Elizabeth Shippen Green

Petal from the Rose: Illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green is an online presentation published by the Library of Congress of an exhibition formerly held at the Library's Swann Gallery of Caricature and Cartoon from 28 June to 29 September 2001.
The site recounts the life and career of Green as one of the most renowned illustrators at the turn of the nineteenth to twentieth centuries for Harper's Monthly Magazine. Green's style strongly reflects the Art Nouveau school of the period, and the site comments on her use of domestic themes. Subpages describe Green's working methods and then provide scanned works in themed sections entitled, Gardens; Darkness; Youth; and Storied Past.
Link: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/petal/petal.html
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