No Easy Task

Schoonover copy“It was no easy task to guide the boat down the swift current.” An illustration by Frank Schoonover for “Between the Lupin and the Laurel” by Henry Van Dyke in Scribner’s Magazine, 1907.

Isola Bella

MP isola bella century 1904 aug

Illustration by Maxfield Parrish, for Century Magazine, August 1904, of Isola Bella (‘beautiful island’) on Lago Maggiore in Italy, on the southern side of the Alps. The island is entirely occupied by a palace and garden begun in 1632 by Carlo III, of the House of Borromeo, for his wife, Isabella. With thanks to the wonderful Golden Age.