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Best Companion.
1848-1851
Printer:Printed by Kelloggs & Comstock , American, 1848 - 1850
Publisher:Published by Kelloggs & Comstock , American, 1848 - 1850
Publisher:Published by Ensign & Thayer , American, 1849 - 1850
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 1/4 x 12in. (21 x 30.5cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 1/8 x 14in. (25.7 x 35.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: A young boy lies with his head resting on his left arm, which is on the back of a large black and white dog, probably a Newfoundland or Saint Bernard. He appears to be asleep. He wears a short-sleeved dress or over a long-sleeved shirt and trousers or pantalets. He has patterned stockings and shoes with a side button closure on his feet. He holds a hoop in his right hand. A stick lies on the ground nearby. A wooden bridge crosses a stream lined with trees in the right background. A grassy field, a fence, trees, and a house with a round tower with a conical roof are in the left background. Leafy plants are in the foreground.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "BEST COMPANION. / 157." On verso, in pencil: lower left, "178"; lower right, "consv CPC 1987" "Dwr 45 [crossed out] 59" "Dwr 45" "Print / Box 7 / #2 [crossed out]" accession number.
Object Number: 1950.202.18
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