Matching Results: Jessie Willcox Smith
This advanced fine-art cross stitch design, David Copperfield and Peggotty by the Fire, was developed from an illustration created by American illustrator, Jessie Willcox Smith, in 1912. It was published in the “Dickens’s Children” book, appearing in Chapter 2. “Peggotty,” says I, suddenly, “Were you ever married?” “Lord, Master Davy,” replied Peggotty, “What’s put marriage in your head?” She answered with such a start, that it quite awoke me…. “But were you ever married, Peggotty?” says I. “You are a very handsome woman, an’t you?”
This is an advanced fine-art cross stitch design of Peter, Peter, Pumpkin-eater, developed from an illustration done by Jessie Willcox Smith in 1912 for the nursery rhyme by the same name. It was published in The Little Mother Goose, by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, in 1914. The author of the book is anonymous.
This fine-art advanced cross stitch design, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, was developed from Jessie Willcox Smith’s illustration for The Little Mother Goose, published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, in 1914. “Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, how does your garden grow? Silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row.”
This beautiful fine-art advanced cross stitch design, Mother and Child, was developed from an illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith for the book, A Child’s Garden of Verses, published in 1905. Her drawings show the love and passion she had for children.
This fine-art advanced cross stitch design, Little Miss Muffet, is considered the “Mona Lisa” of children’s book illustrations. It was completed in 1913 by Jessie Willcox Smith for the January 1913 cover of Good Housekeeping magazine. Smith so perfectly captured the alarm and fright Little Miss Muffet must have felt. Poor little (big!) spider just wanted to share in the porridge.
This fine-art advanced cross stitch design, Dress, was developed from an by illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith for the poem “Bed in Summer” by Robert Louis Stevenson. Such nostalgia here! “In winter I get up at night and dress by yellow candle-light. In summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see the birds still hopping on the tree, or hear the grown-up people’s feet, still going past me in the street. And does it not seem hard to you, when all the sky is clear and blue, and I should like so much to play, to have to go to bed by day?”
This advanced fine-art cross stitch design, Dream Blocks, was created by Jessie Willcox Smith in 1908. Smith was a prolific illustrator of children in their various activities. Although she never married or had children of her own, she loved them. She had a home and studio of her own built and surrounded it with beautiful gardens for her young models to play in. She used the children of her friends and acquaintances as models in her illustrations. Dream Blocks recently sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $122,500.
This delightful advanced fine-art cross stitch design, Round the Ring of Roses, is an illustration created by Jessie Willcox Smith for the cover of the March 1914 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. She created illustrations for the covers of America’s most popular magazines for more than 15 years. Every month a new Jessie Willcox Smith image would be on the newsstands, and people became familiar with and loved her art. She painted the universal child.
This advanced fine-art cross stitch design, Little Seamstress (also known as How Doth the Busy Bee), was developed from an illustration done by the well-known illustrator Jessie Willcox Smith for “A Child’s Book of Old Verses” published in 1910. Jessie Willcox Smith increased the appreciation of children in the American culture through her loving portrayal of them and their activities.
This is an advanced fine-art cross stitch design developed from the well-known illustration, Girl Reading, by Jessie Willcox Smith. It was published in “A Child’s Garden of Verses” by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1905. It’s a personal nostalgic image that triggers memories for all of us.