Size: image 5 x 7; matted to 10 x 12 inches
The Inland Printer was a Chicago-based journal created to show the best examples of printwork at that period. Founded in the 1890s, its early association with Art Nouveau illustrator and artist Will H. Bradley helped to introduce the American printing trade to the lyrical lines and floral designs of the Art Nouveau style. Each issue included a painter cover illustration (the first, at the time), articles on advances in presses, type fonts, and inks, and numerous colour illustrations. The magazine proved to be an important influence in popularizing first Art Nouveau at the turn of the century, and later Art Deco in the 1920s and 1930s.
This adorable dog Ginger was one such illustration found in The Inland Printer. Although I haven't been able to trace it to its artist, or even find out its breed, the way Ginger is looking at something out of the corner of their eye and licking their chomps is a scene I recognize all too well from my years as a dog owner! Matted to 10 x 12 inches, this cute little pooch is ready to be framed and adopted into a loving family!