Barthélemy Roger, after Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, detail from L’Amour séduit l’Innocence (Innocence Seduced by Love) (Salon of 1812).
Vincent van Gogh, detail from La Berceuse (Woman Rocking a Cradle; Augustine-Alix Pellicot Roulin, 1851–1930) (1889).
Detail from packaging for Harry Gordon’s Poster Dresses (1968). Photo: Panos Davios. ©Atopos cvc collection, Athens.
Edward Bawden, detail from Sunday Evening (1949).
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