Sunday, April 13, 2014

From the Library of Charles Dana Gibson

It's National Library Week! By all means support your local library, but let's not neglect our private, personal libraries. There's no sanctuary like a room filled with books. Here's an illustration by Charles Dana Gibson set in just such a household library. It is abundant with masterly strokes of the pen. His popular Gibson Girl is here a widow dressed in black, poor thing, but she can still find solace in books.

Charles Dana Gibson, A Widow and her Friends:  She Looks for Relief Among Some of the Old Ones
The Walt Reed Illustration Archive
Modern Graphic History Library
Washington University Library

Note:  Read more on Charles Dana Gibson here.

See older posts in celebration of on National Library Week here.

Read posts about Passover here.


No comments:

Post a Comment