Cover for The Country Gentleman, December 16, 1916
Date: 1916
Medium: Oil on illustration board
Dimensions: 24 1/2 × 20 3/8 × 1/8 in. (62.2 × 51.8 × 0.3 cm) frame: 29 3/4 × 25 3/4 in. (75.6 × 65.4 cm)
Illustration Citation: Cover for The Country Gentleman, December 16, 1916
Credit Line: Gift of Sharon S. Galm, 2011
Object Number: 2011-17
About: Katharine Richardson Wireman grew up in Philadelphia in the late 1800s and studied with Howard Pyle from 1897 to 1900. She was one of a group of women illustrators who gained national reputations for their work at this time. She had a naturalistic style and great ability as a visual storyteller. Her gift of summoning up a convincing story in a single scene such as this one allowed her to present a range of subjects with telling detail and nuance of expression and gesture. In her work, viewers could discover and explore the uncontrived rhythms and relationships of their own lives.
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