Virginia Frances Sterrett received her first commission at the age of 19 from the Penn Publishing Company to illustrate Old French Fairy Tales (1920), a collection of works from the 19th-century French author, Comtesse de Ségur (Sophie Fedorovna Rostopchine).
A year after the publication of Old French Fairy Tales, a new title including commissioned works from Sterrett was presented by the Penn Publishing Company—Tanglewood Tales (1921). From 1923, in failing health, Sterrett was able to work on projects for short periods of time only and as a result, she was able to complete just one further commission prior to her death—her own interpretation of Arabian Nights (1928).
Presenting the illustrations for Old French Fairy Tales by Comtesse de Ségur. First edition, published by The Penn Publishing Company, 1920. With eight wonderful color plates done by Virginia Frances Sterrett, her first work.
Art Gallery: Sterrett, Virginia Frances – Old French Fairy Tales 1920