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Beloved American illustrator, Jessie Willcox Smith original cover art for the November 1920 issue of ''Good Housekeeping'' as well as the April 1922 issue of the UK edition, entitled ''We Give Thee Thanks''. Mixed media on illustration board measures 18.25'' x 19'', showing two children praying before their meal. Signed ''Jessie Willcox Smith'' at lower right. Artwork is one of Willcox Smith's most memorable pieces, with limited edition lithographs even being made of it, a quintessential example of her work featuring two gently postured children in a moment of gratitude and familial warmth.

Jessie Willcox Smith was the exclusive cover artist for ''Good Housekeeping'' from 1917-1933, and was the second woman inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, followed shortly thereafter by Elizabeth Shippen Green and Violet Oakley, fellow members of the Red Rose Girls, a group of female artists who flourished during the Golden Age of Illustration. Very good condition with no restoration apparent under blacklight. Artwork was given to Anne Champe Orr, the needlework editor for ''Good Housekeeping'', and then by descent to consignor.
Jessie Willcox Smith Original Cover Art for ''Good Housekeeping'' From November 1920 Entitled ''We Give Thee Thanks''Jessie Willcox Smith Original Cover Art for ''Good Housekeeping'' From November 1920 Entitled ''We Give Thee Thanks''Jessie Willcox Smith Original Cover Art for ''Good Housekeeping'' From November 1920 Entitled ''We Give Thee Thanks''Jessie Willcox Smith Original Cover Art for ''Good Housekeeping'' From November 1920 Entitled ''We Give Thee Thanks''
Jessie Willcox Smith Original Cover Art for ''Good Housekeeping'' From November 1920 Entitled ''We Give Thee Thanks''
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Auction closed on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
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