Pretty Faces

We — or at least I — so often forget about Robert Ridgway as a painter, giving all our attention instead to his talented brother John.

Every time I have occasion or an excuse to use the Baird History, though, I’m struck anew by how sensitive and appealing the plates are that Robert Ridgway painted for the book (some of them under vigorous protest, as Dan Lewis informs us).

Ridgway Baird History Plate 25

Aren’t they lovely?