Miss Corner was reading a book
Date: 1916
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 26 1/2 × 21 1/2 in. (67.3 × 54.6 cm) frame: 32 × 27 in. (81.3 × 68.6 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Mr. Britling Sees It Through," by H. G. Wells, in Collier's Weekly, May 6, 1916
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1989
Object Number: 1989-54
About: In Wells' novel - the number one best selling book of 1917 after its serialization in Collier's - is set in England. Here, a conversation between a handsome visiting American and his distant cousin, is observed by Mrs. Britling, who is suspicious of any young woman who reads as a leisure activity. Hitchcock painted in the academic tradition of the Paris academies where he studied. He was especially effective in illustrating stories about the social elite for Scribners, Harper's Monthly, and 'Home Companion.
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