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Image: The Prodigal Son. “With Bated Breath and Cautious Step He Peered into the Bright Room.”

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The Prodigal Son. “With Bated Breath and Cautious Step He Peered into the Bright Room.”

19th century
293 x 233 mm (11.5 x 9.2 in.)

[R.?] Read, American

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Wood engraving on wove paper
Edition: Front cover illustration for “The Illustrated Christian Weekly” (New York: American Tract Society) vol. 5, no. 6, Saturday 6 February 1875; publication editor Lyman Abbott; in DAC Collection with complete issue as image context, including an accompanying episode of the story at pp. 65–66
Marks: Inscribed in block, lower right: “R Read” or “J Read”; printed below image: “THE PRODIGAL SON. ‘WITH BATED BREATH AND CAUTIOUS STEP HE PEERED INTO THE BRIGHT ROOM. SEE PAGE 66”; adhered to back page of issue: small piece of colored paper printed “660 W G Atwater Jun 75” [distributor or retailer’s stock-aging slip?]
Marks: Watermark: No watermark
Credit Line: Weedon Endowment funds, 2001
Accession Number: 2001.14.10

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  • American Studies
  • architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
  • Prodigal Son
  • religions
  • winter

  • image Dimensions: 293 x 233 mm (11.5 x 9.2 in.)

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