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Great Pictures and their Stories

by Katharine Morris Lester
This series is a vintage graded set of readers, so each volume is for a slightly older child. Volume 1 is pretty simple, at a first grade level, and they get increasingly more advanced.

vol 1
Baby Stuart - Van Dyck pg 17
Nurse and Child - Hals pg 21
The Calmady Children - Lawrence pg 29
Madonna of the Chair - Raphael pg 35
With Grandma - MacEwen pg 42
Children of the Shell - Murillo pg 51
Princess Margarita Theresa - Velasquez pg 58
Feeding Her Birds - Millet pg 66
Children of the Sea - Israels pg 74
Holy Night - Correggio pg 83

vol 2
A Holiday - Potthast pg 13
Mme. Lebrun and Her Daughter - Vigee-Lebrun pg 21
Don Carlos on Horseback - Velasquez pg 28
The Boy with a Rabbit - Raeburn pg 37
The Storage Room - De Hooch pg 45
The Pastry Eaters - Murillo pg 53
Age of Innocence - Reynolds pg 61
Home Work - Carriere pg 69
Children of Charles I - Van Dyck pg 77
Sistine Madonna - Raphael pg 84

vol 3
Miss Bowles - Reynolds pg 13
Hearing - Smith pg 20
Dancing in a Ring - Thoma pg 29
Angel With a Lute - Carpaccio pg 37
Distinguished Member of the Humane Society - Landseer pg 45
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose - Sargent pg 53
Return to the Fold - Mauve pg 61
Pilgrims Going to Church - Boughton pg 69
Going to Church in Moravia - Uprka pg 77
The Primitive Sculptor - Couse pg 85

vol 4
Aurora - Reni pg 13
The Horsefair - Bonheur pg 25
Behind the Plow - Kemp-Welch pg 35
Venetian Waters - Tito pg 47
The Sheepfold - Jacque pg 59
The Gleaners - Millet pg 69
The Solemn Pledge - Ufer pg 81
Preparing for Church - Blommers pg 93
Going to Market - Troyon pg 103
The Blue Boy - Gainsborough pg 115

vol 5
Spring Dance - Von Stuck pg 13
After a Summer Shower - Inness pg 25
The Sewing School - Artz pg 33
Russian Winter - Grabar pg 41
Return of the Fishermen - Sorolla pg 49
Song of the Lark - Breton pg 61
Santa Fe Trail - Young-Hunter pg 72
Appeal to the Great Spirit - Dallin pg 81
Lady with a Lute - Vermeer pg 93
Galahad The Deliverer - Abbey pg 105

vol 6
The Jester - Hals pg 13
The Mill - Ruysdael pg 21
Flower Girl of Holland - Hitchcock pg 33
View of Ghent - Baertsoen pg 45
A Dutch Interior - De Hooch pg 53
Fog Warning - Homer pg 65
Joan of Arc - Bastien-Le-Page pg 73
Joan of Arc - Chapu pg 85
Christ in the Temple - Hofmann pg 93
The Angelus - Millet pg 105

vol 7
Moonlight, Wood's Island Light - Homer pg 13
Sir Galahad - Watts pg 25
The Vigil - Pettie pg 37
Dance of the Nymphs - Corot pg 45
Icebound - Metcalf pg 57
The Concert - Ter Borch pg 65
King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid - Burne-Jones pg 77
The Prophets - Sargent pg 89
Bartolommeo Colleoni - Verrocchio pg 101
Avenue of Trees - Hobbema pg 109

vol 8
George Washington - Stuart pg 13
Upon the Stairs - Zorn pg 25
Cotopaxi - Church pg 33
Syndics of the Cloth Guild - Rembrandt pg 45
An Arrangement in Black and Gray - Whistler pg 57
Church of Old Lyme - Hassam pg 69
The Last Supper - Da Vinci pg 77
St. Genevieve Watching Over Paris - De Chavannes pg 89
The Fighting Temeraire - Turner pg 101
Victory of Samothrace - pg 113