"The Morning Call" engraving Jack Russell / Smooth-haired Fox Terrier by William Callio Roffe (English, 1817 - c.1889). after Charles Burton Barber ROI (English, 1845 - 1894)
A before letters artist's proof mixed method engraving of Jack Russell / Smooth-haired Fox Terrier waking girl half-asleep beneath her eiderdown by by William Callio Roffe (English, 1817 - c.1889), after Charles Burton Barber RO (English, 1845 -1894) painting of 1883.
This was published on the 1st November 1883 by B Brooks & Sons 171 Strand. Bears blind seal bottom left "Artist London Proof". The Lennox-Boyd database records a proof before letters example. With remarque of a dog's head in the margin and pencil signature bottom right. The reverse bears label: "Arts & Craft Supplies Etchings r.b. Barker 29, Stonegate, York".
A lettered example is in the collection of the British Museum.
Later published 11th December 1913. in the "Journal of Education" "Picture Study " (III) by Mary E Cotting.
Charles Burton Barber painting of this engraved work was sold at Christie's New York on 11th November 1998, for $365,500.