A charming nineteenth ink wash century drawing of a man contemplating a small bottle of medicine, as a small straggly dog cowers, apparently ill, on a nearby chair. The drawing, on paper laid on a board, is probably of English origin, as on the backing materials was written "(Pound Sterling symbol)15"; interestingly, on other backing materials appears "Le Veterinaire 1of 2" (and "Le Veterinaire 2 of 2"). Apparently, there would have been two drawings together at one time, since separated. This was purchased in New Jersey but almost certainly is of English origin---with maybe a French connection, as well, somewhere in its history. The work is signed at lower right "H. N. Peake"; an internet search has not turned up a listed artist by that name. Peake though was certainly talented, and the drawing is very nicely executed and in good condition considering its circa 1875 age. Measures 12" by 8 1/2" (unframed currently----). Reframed, this would make for an outstanding addition to a veterinarian's office setting.
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