Frog Shaving & Cat Playing Piano are two antique steel engravings T. Hollis after a drawing by J. Mason. Each engraving measures 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ and the frame is 12 3/4" x 16". Both art and frame are in very good condition. Note these are from the Collection of Comical Creatures from Wurtemberg, circa 1851. Twenty illustrations, drawn from the stuffed animals contributed by Hermann Ploucquet of Stuttgart to the Great Exhibition. Illustrator: Harrison William Weir (British, Lewes 1824–1906 Appledore, Kent)
Publisher: David Bogue (British, active London, 1807/8–56)
Partial Biography: Thomas Hollis (British; 1818-1843) individual; painter/draughtsman; printmaker.
Draughtsman, etcher and engraver; painter/draughtsman; printmaker; son of
George Hollis, worked at Walworth, he died at the age of 25.
Original Antique Engravings by T. Hollis after a Drawing by J. Mason