“It won’t do you any good to talk…” (March, 1909)

“It won’t do you any good to talk…” (March, 1909)
by F C Yohn (1875-1933)
18 x 24 in., ink, wash, and gouache on board
Coppola Collection

An illustration from the story “The Third Generation” by Elsie Singmaster, published in Scribner’s  Magazine, vol 45, p 337, March 1909. Illustrated by FC Yohn.

A renowned painter of historical themes, Frederick Coffay “FC” Yohn’s illustration work appeared regularly, in the early 1900s, in publications including Scribner’s Magazine, McClure’s, Harper’s Magazine, and Collier’s Weekly.

Illustrations such as this one were common in his work between 1910-1920, with examples in all of these magazines. This example is not marked for time or place.

Yohn is noted for his strong sense of anatomy, detail, and spatial composition.

“It won’t do you any good to talk, not if you talk a hundred years.”


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