Monday, February 18, 2013

Pale Hands I Loved Beside the Shalimar . . .

In the Golden Age of illustration, even prosaic adverts, usually for women's products, utilized storybook renderings to raise them to poetic beauty. In this case the illustrator was Gwynedd Hudson, far more known for her Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan books.

Gwynedd Hudson — for Crème Shalimar — 1916-20
(The illustration dated 1916, the page from 1920)

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