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  • 1909 Illustrations by Katharine Cameron for Legends and Stories of Italy for Children Set A

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    This item consists of six 1909 Illustrations by Katharine Cameron for Legends and Stories of Italy for Children, written by Amy Steedman and published by G.P. Putnam's Sons.  Katharine Cameron (1874-1965) was a British painter, illustrator and etcher who studied at the Glasgow School of Art.  She illustrated many children's books, including fairy tales, Celtic tales, and stories of King Arthur's Knights.  Legends and Stories of Italy for Children is filled with stories of saints and sinners set against the backdrop of old Italy.  These widely varied characters must face their own struggles against the selfish desires of the world in order to achieve true happiness, both here and in the hereafter.  Originally produced in watercolor, these images have a soft fluid look rendered in both vibrant and pastel colors.  Some have Art Nouveau elements.  Each print has a caption or the name of the main character: "These are the little feet that are never too tired to run errands for others;" "Dianora;" "Madonna;" "She held a goblet of cool crystal water;" "Stella Maris Star of the Sea;" and "She had seen the Christ Child."  Images measure 6" by 4.25" on 8" by 5.5" slightly glossy pages.  These 1909 Illustrations by Katharine Cameron for Legends and Stories of Italy for Children are in very good condition.  The white borders have slightly yellowed but are clean.  Ideal for framing or art project.