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The Prodigal Son. The Departure.,

Wood engraving on wove paper

Dimensions (Image): 272 x 218 mm (10.7 x 8.6 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 420 x 295 mm (16.5 x 11.6 in.)

Dimensions (Object): 420 x 295 mm (16.5 x 11.6 in.)

Dimension notes: Sheet dimensions are as folded for signature; sheet and object dimensions are average for group

Signed or inscribed in block, lower left: “Bida”; signed or inscribed in block, lower right: “Hovenden C. Madran”[?]; printed below image: “THE PRODIGAL SON. THE DEPARTURE. SEE PAGE 146.”; adhered to back page of issue: small piece of colored paper printed “316 W G Atwater Jun 74” [distributor or retailer’s stock-aging slip?]

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: Front cover illustration for “The Illustrated Christian Weekly” (New York: American Tract Society) vol. 4, no. 13, Saturday 28 March 1874; publication editor Lyman Abbott; in DAC Collection with complete issue as image context, including part one of a retelling by Rev. William Arnott of the prodigal son story, pp. 146–47

Accession number: 2001.14.5

Weedon Endowment funds, 2001

Work Type: print

Related Works: From a group of eighteen cover illustrations for The Illustrated Christian Weekly. Other illustrations in the issue for which this was the cover illustration accompany articles on Bible stories (with Egyptian scenes) and on the Castle Garden immigrant transfer barge

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