Cute drawing of a little boy in a suit holding a larger-than-life writing tool. I’m not sure what the writing tool is but since this picture was used in a vintage children’s book to introduce the list of illustrations, I’ve assumed that he is actually holding something related to drawing and painting. Regardless of what he’s holding, his little button-down suit and serious expression are just so darn cute.
This is one of a number of children’s images drawn by Gordon Browne (1858-1932) which were used to illustrate National Rhymes of the Nursery.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.