I found the most marvelous literary paper dolls while looking for something else on Google today. Each charming doll is produced on a folio page and signed by the artist. There are all sorts of dolls — literary and historical characters and high fashion characters. Each has an elaborately illustrated wardrobe. I have no real need for these, and I’ve never really been interested in dolls. But these are wonderful. I just like them.
Imagine the literary gatherings one could have: Mr. Darcy takes Becky Sharp to tea. Jo March and Tom Sawyer take a road trip. Emily Dickinson is perhaps the least favorite, because her wardrobe is limited: she keeps wearing the same white dress. Perhaps she can get a makeover from Scarlett O’Hara. 😉
From the website, about the artist:
DONALD HENDRICKS is an artist specializing in high fashion, beauty and lingerie. He studied at the Art Student’s League in New York. Among his clients were Vassarette, Olga, Max Factor, Lady Schick, and Redken. He illustrated many books, including The International Beauty Book, International Hair Design and Leslie Blanchard’s Hair-Coloring Book. His drawings appeared in the advertising and/or editorial pages of such magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Hairdo & Beauty. His retail accounts dealt with the likes of Mary McFadden, Halston, and Galanos, whose gowns he used in the Fashion Illustration classes he taught at Riverside Art Museum.