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FLORENCE SCOVELL SHINN. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. "'Lemme hold the muff' cried Australia. 'No, me-me!' shrieked Europena." Pen-and-ink with color wash drawing on paper. 245x195 mm; 9 3/4x7 3/4 inches. Signed at bottom. Matted, laid over cardboard with Robert Schoelker Gallery label on verso. Np, c. 1901.
Original illustration for the first illustrated edition (1903) of Alice Caldwell Hegan's Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. The drawing illustrates the episode which appears on p. 102 of the text of the unillustrated first edition (see below). Florence Scovel Shinn was married to the American painter Everett Shinn, and was a successful illustrator in her own right. With a copy of the book (New York: Century, 1901). Original pictorial green cloth gilt. First Edition. Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 114.