Victorian Children's Prints - The Good Children
Victorian Children's Prints -
The Good Children
(England, 1880s)
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Background:

These Victorian children's prints are from the "The Good Children", a story portraying the kindness of a brother and sister to a blind man and his dog.

The children, Mary and John, meet this stranger on a path while playing near their home.  The children enlist the help of their mother in providing food and rest for the man and his dog, tired from a long journey.   As the stranger departs, he hears the voice of another traveler on the path - it is his son, Robert Dunne - a soldier returning home.

The chromolithographs for the prints were produced by the English printing firm Kronheim and Company, founded by Joseph Kronheim (1810-1896).    Kronheim came to England from Germany in the mid-1830s settling first in Edinburgh as an engraver and lithographer.  He then moved to London and started his own printing business in the mid-1840s.

Each print is provided with a full copy of the accompanying story.

 

Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $25
Framing & Matting Charge:  $135
Dimensions: Print Only:  8-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches
Matted:  14 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original chromolithograph
Year: 1880s
Other details: Includes copy of accompanying story

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Victorian Picture Book Print (No. 70650001)
Weary and faint the old man came
Towards the cottage door;
He'd walked so far his feet were lame,
And his dog could run no more.

$50
Victorian Picture Book Print (No. 70650002)
Kind little Mary saw him come,
And so did John, her brother;
And quick into the house they ran,
To tell their loving mother.

$50
Victorian Picture Book Print (No. 70650003)
Then John brought out some wholesome food
He was a generous boy,
It really seemed to do him good
To see poor Rover's joy.

$70

Victorian Picture Book Print (No. 70650004)
Just as he rose up to depart,
A soldier towards them came,
Whose bright red coat shone wondrous smart
With the golden stars of fame.

$50
Victorian Picture Book Print (No. 70650005)
The children gazed with wond'ring eyes,
Their poor blind friend to see;
His face was raised toward the skies,
While the soldier bent the knee.

$50