The next three illustrations are from three instalments of "Seeing France with Uncle John," by Anne Warner, which appeared in Century Magazine for September, October, and November 1906. Click on images to enlarge them.
Note the accurate detail of the bikes and carriage that Preston draws. Not only was she terrific in capturing facial expressions and the actions of individuals, but she could draw inanimate objects with as much skill. In the next post I'll show you how well she did automobiles of the period.
"Mrs. Sparling spent two glorious days getting the cottage ready," from Scribner's Monthly Magazine for November 1907. Great handling of carbon pencil and wash. Click on image to enlarge.
Back to pen-and-ink with a second color overlay for effect. "You just pick words out of the air, don't you?" from Scribner's Monthly Magazine for January 1910. Click on image to enlarge.
"Butter 'n' eggs! Butter 'n' eggs!" from "The Dollivers Caught 'Napping" in Harper's Monthly Magazine for August 1812. Click on image to enlarge.
"Where's our Butter 'n' eggs?" from "The Dollivers Caught 'Napping" in Harper's Monthly Magazine for August 1812. Preston has few equals as a humorous illustrator. Click on image to enlarge.