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The Prodigal Son. The Return.,

Wood engraving on wove paper

Dimensions (Image): 262 x 215 mm (10.3 x 8.5 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 DEL”[?]; printed below image: “THE PRODIGAL SON. THE RETURN. SEE PAGE 159.”; 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. 14, Saturday 4 April 1874; publication editor Lyman Abbott; in DAC Collection with complete issue as image context, including part two of a retelling by Rev. William Arnott of the prodigal son story, p. 159

Accession number: 2001.14.6

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 is the cover illustration accompany articles on roads in Switzerland, sewing, and children at play.

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