For once startled out of the self repression that had been a polite mask to his emotions throughout life.
Medium: Watercolor and graphite on illustration board
Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (34.3 x 36.2 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Shipwrecked Without a Chaperone," by George Randolph Chester, in The Saturday Evening Post, December 3, 1903
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1987
About: Emotions run high in this humorous story when a yachting party must unexpectedly seek land after a storm and cope with surviving until rescue arrives.
May 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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