I knew you wanted to
Date: 1920
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 17 1/4 × 25 in. (43.8 × 63.5 cm) frame: 20 1/2 × 28 1/2 in. (52.1 × 72.4 cm)
Illustration Citation: "The Beach Comber," by Sophie Kerr, in The Ladies' Home Journal, January 1921
Credit Line: Gayle and Alene Hoskins Endowment Fund, 1989
Object Number: 1989-36
About: In this story, the courtship of a well-off young man and a middle-class young woman at a seaside resort does not come to fruition because of the difference in their social standing. Here, in an emotionally fraught moment, the implications of their rift occupy their thoughts. After study at the Art Institute of Chicago School and the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Frances Rogers studied with Howard Pyle in Wilmington from about 1905 until 1910. She illustrated stories about domestic life and romance, working into the 1950s, and collaborated with fellow illustrator and author Alice Winter on 9 books.
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