Little Boy in Green

Little Boy in GreenHands on hips and one foot slightly ahead of the other; this little boy in green looks ready to confront someone. You can almost hear him sucking in a great big breath getting ready to let someone really have it. And yet, with his straw hat, white collar, blue socks and little yellow shoes, despite his confrontational air – he’s still cute. Best of all, this vintage drawing is in the public domain. It’s by the English artist Kate Greenaway (1846-1901). She illustrated a number of children’s books; images from a number of which can be found here on Reusable Art. This one is fromĀ Under the Window, published in 1879.

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.