Bessie Pease Gutmann (1876-1960) was an American artist and illustrator most noted for her paintings of cherubs, infants and young children. During the early 1900s Gutmann was considered one of the better-known magazine and book illustrators in the United States. Her artwork was featured on 22 magazine covers such as Woman's Home Companion and McCall's between 1906 and 1920. She also illustrated popular children's books including a notable 1907 edition of Alice in Wonderland. Although the commercial popularity of Guttman's art declined during World War II, there was renewed interest in her illustrations from collectors by the late 20th century.
I have some ideas on what to do with this lovely fabric. Anything that was sewn from it would be a great addition to any nursery. The artwork could also be used for framing.
I think this one of the baby in its bed is my favorite, but I love every one of the scenes on the fabric.
I remember buttoning this type of pajama. It was a little difficult as a young child to get them unbuttoned and buttoned when it was time to take care of business.