Five little sisters

‘Five little sisters’

Kate Greenaway(1846-1901)


7¾ x 5¾ inches

Coloured wood-block engraving by Edmund Evans

Under the Window, 24

Greenaway’s tendency to abstraction is boldly displayed in this image of five sisters. The artist does not differentiate the faces and presents them in identical costumes; the only difference between them is their size. [Commentary continues below.]

Scan, text and formatting by Simon Cooke.

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