Frontispiece for The Journey
Medium: Watercolor and charcoal on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 12 1/2 × 9 5/16 in. (31.8 × 23.7 cm)
Illustration Citation: Frontisiece for "The Journey," by Larus Spencer Porter, in Harper's Monthly Magazine, January 1924
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 1980
About: In this story about a married couple who visit France after World War I to see the grave of their soldier son, the husband is approached by a prostitute in a cafe. The illustrator Frederic Gruger highlights the man's face with a shaft of light, and the prostitute's presence with her central position. Most of the other cafe patrons serve as background rather than as fully realized characters.
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