Lot 110
  • 110

Jessie Willcox Smith 1863-1935

125,000 - 175,000 USD
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  • Jessie Willcox Smith
  • Then the Epicure (The Third Age)
  • signed Jessie Willcox Smith, l.l.; also inscribed The Seven Ages of Childhood/ 3rd Age- Then the Epicure with fine and greedy taste for porridge on the reverse.
  • mixed media on illustration board
  • 21 1/2 by 15 1/2 in.
  • (54.6 by 39.4 cm)
  • Executed circa 1908.


Frances Stotesbury Mitchell (friend of the artist)
By descent in the family to the present owner


The Ladies Home Journal, January 1909, illustrated
Carolyn Wells, The Seven Ages of Childhood, New York, 1909, illustrated in color opposite p. 18
Edward D. Nudelman, Jessie Willcox Smith: A Biography, Gretna, Louisiana, 1989, p. 53
Edward D. Nudelman, Jessie Willcox Smith: American Illustrator, Gretna, Louisiana, 1990, illustrated in color pl. 38

Catalogue Note

This work is the third of seven illustrations for Carolyn Wells' The Seven Ages of Childhood published by Moffat & Yard Company in 1909.