Advertising poster for Foam of the Sea and Other Tales
Medium: Commercial lithograph
Dimensions: sheet: 20 1/8 × 13 15/16 in. (51.1 × 35.4 cm)
Illustration Citation: Advertising poster for Foam of the Sea and Other Tales by Gertrude Hall (Brownell). Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1895.
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1980
About: The Whippoorwill (Herford’s poem appeared in the oval) is a good example of one of his specialties: anthropomorphized animals. This scene of birds’ domestic lives—raucous for the two at the top, and romantic below—has the graceful lines and delicate tones typical of Herford’s best work. He gives the same sensitive treatment to the lettering, natural setting, and diminutive furniture.
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