Do you know what you're doin', consarn you?
Medium: Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on illustration board
Dimensions: sheet: 11 1/4 × 10 7/8 in. (28.6 × 27.6 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon, in The Saturday Evening Post, April 16, 1904
Credit Line: F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund, 1986
About: May Wilson Preston inscribed this illustration to the author George Barr McCutcheon. The Anderson Crow of the story's title was a pompous country bumpkin sheriff.
Wilson Preston attended the Art Students League in New York from 1892 through 1897 but left when, as a woman, she was not allowed to attend life drawing classes, an experience that led to her activity in the struggle for women's rights. An illustrator for many major magazines, she was one of the few early female associate members of the Society of Illustrators in New York. Women were not admitted to full membership until the 1920s.
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