Friday, January 8, 2010

Picture Day Friday

Thanks to meticulous research by blog reader Sandra Weeks, I can now provide the provenance of the following image that I snagged from University of Florida's site for this post. It is from the Digital Library of the Library of Scotland. According to Sandra, "The pic belongs to the famous Jesse Wilcox Smith who illustrated Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses. She died in 1935 so the pic may be in the public domain. It is widely reproduced as a poster."

[Sandra Weeks is on the faculty of Ambleside Academy in England's gorgeous Lake District. The school espouses a literature-based Charlotte Manson program that believes in: the evolution of character as central to development, a curriculum classical in nature, education as the science of the relationship of ideas that engage the whole child in mind, heart, and spirit.]