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Cover study for The Night before Christmas
Date: 1942
Medium: Watercolor and ink on board mounted to book
Dimensions: 10 1/4 × 8 1/4 in. (26 × 21 cm)
Illustration Citation: The Night Before Christmas, by Clement C. Moore (Chicago: John J. Winston Co., 1942)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Titus Geesey in memory of Titus C. Geesey, 1972
Object Number: 1972-75
About: For his 1942 edition of The Night Before Christmas, Everett Shinn employed a style reminiscent of children's illustrated literature of the turn of the 20th century. Shinn began his career as an illustrator for the Philadelphia Press newspaper in 1893 while he studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He returned to illustration frequently during his career as a painter, muralist, designer for New York stage productions, and art director for Hollywood movies.
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