“I don’t believe I’ll stay here.”
Medium: Ink and graphite on illustration board
Dimensions: composition: 5 15/16 × 6 in. (15.1 × 15.2 cm)
sheet: 6 1/8 × 6 1/8 in. (15.6 × 15.6 cm)
Illustration Citation: Two Little Mice, and Others by Katharine Pyle (New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co. 1917)
Credit Line: Louisa du Pont Copeland Memorial Fund, 1938
About: The youngest child of the Pyle family, Katharine was prolific as both author and illustrator. At the turn of the twentieth century, many considered art an appropriate extension of women's "natural" talent for beautifying their surroundings, but there was still resistance to women as professional artists. The artist and illustrator Joseph Pennell offered Katharine Pyle as an example of why there was "no earthly reason why women should not be illustrators."
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