The Seven Ages of Childhood (1909) — The Scholar.
Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935) was an American illustrator whose impressive volume of work includes more than 60 books and almost 200 covers for Good Housekeeping.
Her drawings show the love and passion she had for children. In later years Jessie chose portrait work and kept her subjects’ attention with fairy tales. In her own words: “It has been one long joyous road along which troop delightful children, happy children, sad children, thoughtful children, and above all wondering, imaginative children, who give to their charmingly original thoughts a delicious quaintness of expression. I love to paint them all.”