August 29th, 2012 by Laura Wasowicz
This small oblong (5 ¼ x 7 ½ inch) book imitates in miniature the format of drawing books for older children and youth. The chromolithographed cover depicts boys and girls together creating artwork in their own nursery studio, reflecting the late nineteenth-century attitude toward childhood as a time devoted to wholesome play and learning through artistic creativity.
Purchased from Judith Richards. Linda & Julian Lapides Fund.