"Illustration for 'Aurélie' by Arthur Sherburne Hardy"   Lot no. 2724

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By Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871-1954)

7.50” x 14.50”
Graphite on Paper
Initialed Lower Left and Identified by a Label on Verso



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The Harpers Monthly, August 1909

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Elizabeth Shippen Green, later Mrs. Huger Elliot, was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Robert Vonnoh and Thomas Eakins. She also studied with Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute where she met Jessie Willcox Smith and Violet Oakley. The three became close friends and shared studios for many years.

    Although Elizabeth did some early illustrations for The Ladies’ Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post, as well as a number of books, for many years she was under exclusive contract with Harper’s Monthly. Her sensitive work is also decorative, with rounded edges and hand-hewn lines, similar in concept to that of stained glass windows. In a time when magazines used color very sparingly, a large percentage of her illustration work was reproduced in full color, which she handled brilliantly. Because she worked in a bold outline, her pictures reproduced equally well in color or in black and white.