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[Battersea Dog's Home.]
[Battersea Dog's Home.]
R.B. Parkes [pencil signature] [after Allen Culpepper Sealy].
[London Published October 1st, 1885 by Thomas Mc,,Lean, 7 Haymarket.]
Rare mixed-method engraving, proof before publisher's address, on chine collé, signed by the engraver, 400 x 470mm (15½ x 18½") with large margins. A little surface abrasion to the backing paper.
A young girl kneels to hug a long-haired St Bernard dog in the corridor of Batersea Dogs Home. This was published the year that Queen Victoria became the first royal patron of the home, a tradition that has continued.
BM 2010,7081.5973; ''acquired for reference purposes only. Its condition is so poor that it cannot be displayed''.
[Ref: 56679]   £380.00  
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