From the golden age of book illustration, all with a hint of crimson. Living from 1900 to 1931 American artist Virginia Frances did quite a few for different books but I like these best.

"Blondine threw her arms around the neck of Bonne-Biche." 1919-1920.
“Blondine threw her arms around the neck of Bonne-Biche.” 1919-1920. Illustration for the Comtesse de Ségur”s “Old French Fairy Tales”. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://artsycraftsy.com/sterrett/virginia_sterrett_old_french_fairy_tales.html
"I shall not touch it I assure you”, said she. 1921.
“I shall not touch it I assure you”, said she. 1921. Illustration for an edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Tanglewood Tales”. via publicdomainreview.org.
"They brought along with them a great many beautiful shells." 1921.
“They brought along with them a great many beautiful shells.” 1921. Illustration for an edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Tanglewood Tales”. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/nathaniel-hawthornes-tanglewood-tales-illustrated-by-virginia-frances-sterrett-1921/
"Leger meets the wicked princess Forbette". 1920.
“Leger meets the wicked princess Forbette”. 1920. Illustration for “Old French Fairy Tales” which was written by the Comtesse de Ségur. via https://www.walmart.com/ip/Old-French-Fairy-Tales-1920-Leger-meets-the-wicked-princess-Forbette-Stretched-Canvas-Virginia-Sterrett-24-x-36/918558560
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