Lot 111
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Jessie Willcox Smith 1863-1935

80,000 - 120,000 USD
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  • Jessie Willcox Smith
  • Then the Toddling Baby Boy (The Second Age)
  • signed Jessie Willcox Smith, l.r.; also inscribed Then the toddling baby boy/ with shining morning face creeping lik[sic] snail 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


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Water Color Club, 7th Annual Philadelphia Water Color Exhibition, 1909


The Ladies Home Journal, December 1908, illustrated
Carolyn Wells, The Seven Ages of Childhood, New York, 1909, illustrated in color opposite p. 10
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. 37

Catalogue Note

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