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The Prodigal Son. The Departure.

19th century
272 x 218 mm (10.7 x 8.6 in.)

Possibly by Alexandre Bida, French, (1823–1895)

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. 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
Marks: 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?]
Marks: Watermark: No watermark
Credit Line: Weedon Endowment funds, 2001
Accession Number: 2001.14.5

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