Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)
7¾ x 5¾ inches
Coloured wood-block engraving by Edmund Evans
Under the Window, 45
Another of Greenaway’s scenes of children at leisurely play. To a large extent her work conforms to the stereotypical expectation of female artists in a period when women were judged only to be able to produce images of beautiful subjects – youngsters, flowers and landscapes – and her imagery of childhood is essentially decorative; interestingly, she never married and had no children of her own. [Commentary continues below.]
Scan, text and formatting by Simon Cooke.
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