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Monday, November 28, 2011

Old French Fairy Tales

Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900–1931) managed to complete just three books in her short life, all of them commissioned by the Penn Publishing Company: Old French Fairy Tales (1920), Tanglewood Tales (1921), and Arabian Nights (1928). She was diagnosed with tuberculosis at the age of 19, around the time she received that first commission.

Although she lived a rather prosaic life in Missouri she created landscapes from her own vivid imagination that are beautifully exotic.

Read more at 50 Watts where you'll find more links to Sterrett's life and work.
Thanks Bruce!

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