Queen Anne Is Dead
Date: 1886
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (13.3 x 16.5 cm) frame: 10 3/4 × 12 1/2 in. (27.3 × 31.8 cm)
Credit Line: Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
Object Number: 1935-51
About: Houghton was an illustrator of children’s books and loosely affiliated with the members of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. This image is a parody of the popular “Queen Anne” style of children’s clothing, which was often featured in the work of a contemporary of Houghton, Kate Greenaway. The image shows a young girl announcing to her alarmed playmates that the “Queen Anne” style is dead.
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