No, She Cannot Be Dirty January 06 2010

New in our gallery and store: This illustration is from The Water Babies, a children's novel written by the Reverend Charles Kingsley and published as a book in 1863. Before that the story was serialized in Macmillan's magazine in 1862 and 1863. The book was extremely popular and remained a mainstay of children's literature through the 1920s. This image was illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith in charcoal, watercolor and oil and titled "No, she cannot be dirty." [More Classic Illustrations]