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Coles Phillips - Rocking and Reading (1908)

Clarence Coles Phillips (1880 - 1927) American artist and illustrator known for his signature use of negative space with his "fadeaway girls."

Sunday Magazine of the Boston Sunday Post May 31, 1908



Many thanks to American Art Archives and their generous permission for me to use this image! I added the border. Here is their wonderful website:,c.htm

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Monday, February 18, 2013 7:32 AM


Hello Beth:


I think that image would go wonderful with your other examples of Books and Reading artwork. Yes, you may use it, and I appreciate it you giving us credit and the link.


Beautiful images, by the way :-) !!


Best regards,



- americanartarchives

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