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Identifier: reviewofreviewsw30newy
Title: Review of reviews and world's work
Year: 1890 (1890s)
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Publisher: New York Review of Reviews Corp
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto


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and white, the former por-traying well-bred children to a nicety, the latterexcelling in characterizing (we might almostsay caricaturing) the mischievous, romping,hatless, shoe-untied boys and the underwear-exposing, hair-unkempt girls of three to six. I.in qo matter whether color or black andwhite is employed, no matter from what socialStratum they select their types, these youngartists have forced the child picture to the veryfront rank of illustration, and this, too, withoutrecourse to the property-room of fairy tales,without the help of elves, ogres, gnomes, orwitches. Home scenes, and not apocryphaltales, engage their pencil. A single composition by Miss Green may be mentioned as typical of the whole kind. The drawing is a large one, and represents achild of some five years, sitting all alone, amus-ing herself at playing chess on an improvisedtable made of books. The theme has temptedthousands of artists ere this, but we will hazardthe conjecture that in every case the artist has

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tipyright, 1902. by C. W. Beck, Jr Illustration (reduced) from The Child, a calendar byJessie Willcox Smith and Elizabeth Shippen Green I F. AStokes & Co.), from a color drawing by Elizabeth ShippenGreen. drawn the childs face either in front view or inprofile, so that the spectator might see the longeyelashes, the rounded cheeks, the Cupid-bowlips and receding chin, characteristics that arethe distinctive property of childhood. But howhas Miss Green drawn the features? She hasnot drawn them at all, for the childs head is soturned away from us that the hair, tied on oneside by a pink ribbon, falls in luxuriant wavesover the temple and check, completely hidingthe features I And yet nine mothers out of tenpassing the shop-window where this print hangswill be arrested by the dainty figures strikingresemblance to her own little girl at home. It MODERN PICTURE-BOOK CHILDREN. 713 is this closeness to the child-type of to-day,—Russian-bloused, leather-belted, sandal-footed,—that stam


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