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Drury University Art Collection

Drury’s art collection contains works spanning the eleventh through the twenty-first centuries from around the globe.

Original illustration for "What is it the Mom Does? A Little Lullaby that Ended in Love's Old Sweet Song" Illustrated by Rose O'Neill. Written by Lenora Mattingly Weber.

Woman with her right hand on the forehead of a young girl and her left hand on the boot of a young boy sitting on a stool. ...more

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Drawing of a young women leaning forward wearing a strapless dress, Left side of paper cut away.
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Original illustration for "The Kewpies and Little Susie" by Rose O'Neil. (2nd of 3 illustrations)

Page 2 of 3 page cartoon. Barefoot, underdressed little girl walks in windy wilderness with bundle of sticks. Kewpies want to make her warm clothes and go to the drygood store.… ...more

"The Dark Aspect that Drew the Golden Woman" Original illustration for p. 13 of The Loves of Edwy, Ch. 1: The Boy at the Palings.

Man standing, leaning on a bureau gazing into a mirror while holding a cigarette in his right hand and his left hand in his pocket. Black ink on cream paper.
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Kewpie Cartoon with Katy, Squawky, Uncle Hob, and Frisky Frog. Original drawing.

Kewpie six panel cartoon with Uncle Hob reading "How to Cheer up Uncles" to Katy while her friends Squawky and Frisky and other kewpies plot to rescue her from the boredom of it.
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Woman's Head (Garda?)

Drawing of womans head
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Kewpie Cartoon with a bird hunter and Squabby. Original drawing.

Kewpie six panel cartoon with a bird hunter who sends Kewpie and friend off to find him a bird while he naps. He tries to tell Kewpie the birds LIKE being shot, so a Kewpie fires his rifle… ...more

"The Abysmal Difference Between Man and Man". Original illustration for p. 123 of The Loves of Edwy, Ch. 10: The Discomfort of Being an Unappreciated Son.

Older man sitting at a desk pointing with his right hand, and younger man standing by the desk smoking, with left hand in his pocket.
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"It's a Damned Pity". Original illustration for p. 315 of The Loves of Edwy, Ch. 32: The Discovery of a Loss.

Three men, one wearing glasses and standing with right hand on hip, one sitting at a table signing something, and one sitting behind looking over his shoulder.
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Recent Items

The Terror Outside

Figure pushes hard against a bolted door with swirls all around indicating wind. Five sets of eyes peer out from the swirls. Two handled jar on ground in front of figure. Heavily hatch… ...more

Original illustration for "The Kewpies and the Invalid Girl" by Rose O'Neill

Page 3 of 3 page cartoon. Kewpies convince a bird couple to build their nest on a young girl's windowsill next to her bed so she can enjoy their songs. ...more

Original illustration for "The Kewpies and Little Susie" by Rose O'Neil. (2nd of 3 illustrations)

Page 2 of 3 page cartoon. Barefoot, underdressed little girl walks in windy wilderness with bundle of sticks. Kewpies want to make her warm clothes and go to the drygood store.… ...more

Kewpie Cartoon with a bird hunter and Squabby. Original drawing.

Kewpie six panel cartoon with a bird hunter who sends Kewpie and friend off to find him a bird while he naps. He tries to tell Kewpie the birds LIKE being shot, so a Kewpie fires his rifle… ...more

Kewpie Cartoon with Katy, Squawky, Uncle Hob, and Frisky Frog. Original drawing.

Kewpie six panel cartoon with Uncle Hob reading "How to Cheer up Uncles" to Katy while her friends Squawky and Frisky and other kewpies plot to rescue her from the boredom of it.
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