More Women in Bed
Thanks to Leif Peng's wonderful blog, I've discovered the American illustrator Coby Whitmore (1913-1988)-- who among other things, seems to have specialized in bedroom tableaux.
This young lady is being provocative -- but she seems so comfortable in that comfy bed --- she clearly must be beckoning a husband rather than a lover (or customer).
And is that a bible on the floor that she's just been reading ?
Yes --as she's waking up the next morning- it does appear to be a bible.
Good girls in bed !
I think this is a uniquely American theme. (especially if the bed looks like it's on display in a mail-order catalog)
And sometimes we have our little tiffs, don't we ?
Whitmore is, I think, just a few steps behind Utamaro -- but then, what graphic designer isn't ?
I just wish that American popular illustration -- like American popular music -- could have been accompanied by a high-art version ( like having both a Doris Day -- AND a Billie Holiday )
But I guess it was not to be.