The Library
Date: 1905
Medium: Watercolor, oil, and charcoal on illustration board
Dimensions: 27 3/8 × 16 3/8 in. (69.5 × 41.6 cm) frame: 35 1/8 × 24 1/8 in. (89.2 × 61.3 cm)
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
Object Number: 1935-45
About: A principal illustrator at Harper's Magazine, Elizabeth Shippen Green painted The Library as one of a series of images that depicted the daily life of a housewife and mother, perhaps one who was a faithful Harper's reader. Founded in 1850, Harper’s Magazine cultivated an educated and well-off audience.Toward the end of the 19th century, cheaper magazines with lighter articles and more advertising, such as The Saturday Evening Post, began to dominate the magazine field.
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