Frontispiece: What the sun looks like when it’s asleepdetails

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Image title: Frontispiece: What the sun looks like when it’s asleep
Source: Edgar, M. G.: “A Treasury of Verse for Little Children” (1923)
Keywords: people, children, mythical creatures, illustrations for children, sleep, poetry, colour
Status: out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free stock image for all purposes usage credit requested
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A small boy kneels between two trees in a dark forest; behind him is a brown house. In front of him and beneath him is a great cave, brightly lit by the sleeping sun, who has taken the formof a man lying in bed with a beautific smile on his face. The boy’s face is one of delight and awe.

The caption reads, “What the sun looks like when it’s asleep” (page 68)

The Sunset Garden

I CAN see from the window a little brown house,
And the garden goes up to the top of the hill.
    And the sun comes each day,
    And slips down away
At the end of the garden an’ sleeps there . . . until
The daylight comes climbing up over the hill.

I do wish I lived in the little brown house,
Then at night I’d go up to the garden, an’ creep
    Up . . . up . . . then I’d stop,
    An’ lean over the top,
At the end of the garden, an’ so I could peep
And see what the sun looks like when it’s asleep.

Marion St John Webb (p. 68)

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Dimensions: 115 x 158mm (4.5 x 6.2 inches)
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Filename: 000-Frontispiece-sun-in-bed-q75-506x695.jpg
Painter: Willy Pogany ( – 1955)
Scanner dpi: 1200
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