"Good Housekeeping Illustration "   Lot no. 2822

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By Katharine R. Wireman (1878 - 1966)

1906 (Estimated)
19.00" x 22.00"
Mixed Media on Board
Initialed K.R.W



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Good Housekeeping Story Illustration Novebmer 1906. Story was about how a teacher handles bullying on the playground. 

Tags and notations from Good Housekeeping on the back.

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Katharine Richardson Wireman studied with famed Wilmington artist Howard Pyle before embarking on a 50-year career as an illustrator. Her lively illustrations, which often featured domesticscenes, ranged from advertisements and fashion features to children's books to engaging color covers of popular magazines such as The Country Gentleman.
Wireman was a successful female illustrator in a highly competitive field. From the turn of the twentieth century through the 1920s, colorful covers were used as a tactic to boost magazine sales at newsstands, and editors were eager to find illustrators who could create both profuse and striking illustrations to grab readers' attentions. Richardson Wireman's ability to offer editors an array of subjects and moods won her recognition and repeated commissions.
She excelled at depicting women, children, and families in domestic settings, scenes that dominated magazine covers of the time period. These familiar characters—which her three daughters sometimes modeled for—were often situated in plots of everyday home life. Her illustrations were emotive and entertaining, full of energetic and optimistic characters. These skills gave Richardson Wireman's work a lifelike quality, pleasing editors and reader's alike.



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