Friday, September 6, 2013

Occupations of Women: Book Ornamentation - Title Page Design

This lovely gouache painting in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt Museum was described on the verso, by Morse, as a "book ornamentation - title page." As with most of Morse's drawings at the Cooper Hewitt, I have not seen this design in published form -- but I also haven't seen copies of either edition of a book that it may have been designed for entitled, What Women Can Earn: Compensations Occupations of Women and Their CompensationNew York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1899. I will be looking for copies of this book to see if Morse's title page is present and if you have copies in your collection or inventory, please look to see if you see it there and let me know what you find.

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