Detail: 1876 – The Affectionate Dog Title Page: The Childrens Friend 1876 – Vol XVI
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This heart-wrenching image of a dog in mourning for his master comes from the September 1876 issue of “The Childrens Friend”. The story accompanying the picture tells of a dog raised by a young man who became a Captain in an artillery company in South Carolina, who was subsequently killed. Upon his body being returned home the dog spent 18 hours sitting under the coffin prior to the funeral and was then missed and found later laying upon his masters grave. Although taken home, the dog returned to the grave again and had to be tied up at home, but refused to eat and eventually died of his grief. A delicate subject matter, beautifully executed in this sketch. Available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.