""You Little Bears, You!""   Lot no. 2970

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By Rose O'Neill-Cecil Latham 1875-1944

1905 (Estimated)
21.00" x 14.00"
Signed Lower Left



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The work was published in Cosmopolitan December 1905 from a story by Annie Hamilton Donnell, "The Expedient" the work has a caption "You little bears, you!" with an image size of 21 x 14", handsome frame with UV protection. page 201

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The familiar and pleasing legacy of Rose Cecil O’Neill (Wilson) is the Kewpie doll. The dolls were patterned after her drawings of Kewpies – fanciful, elf-like babies who solved all sorts of problems in a bumbling, good natured way. Her drawings and stories were immensely popular for over two decades, appearing first in The Ladies’ Home Journal, then as a special feature in Good Housekeeping magazine. The dolls were sold all over the world.

   A self-trained artist, Rose O’Neill became nationally known as an illustrator at nineteen. Her pictures appeared in Puck, Truth, the old Life, McClure’s, and Harper’s. She was also a novelist and poet, a member of the Societé des Beaux Arts in Paris, and the Society of Illustrators in New York, which elected her into its Hall of Fame in 1999.