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The Prodigal Son. “With Bated Breath and Cautious Step He Peered into the Bright Room.”

[R.?] Read1875

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
Middletown, United States

  • Title: The Prodigal Son. “With Bated Breath and Cautious Step He Peered into the Bright Room.”
  • Creator: [R.?] Read
  • Date Created: 1875
  • Subject Keywords: American Studies, architecture, Prodigal Son, religions, winter
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Inscribed in block, lower right: “R Read” or “J Read”; printed below image: “THE PRODIGAL SON. ‘WITH BATED BREATH AND CAUTIOUS STEP HE PEERED INTO THE BRIGHT ROOM. SEE PAGE 66”; adhered to back page of issue: small piece of colored paper printed “660 W G Atwater Jun 75” [distributor or retailer’s stock-aging slip?]
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Weedon Endowment funds, 2001
  • Materials & Techniques: Wood engraving on wove paper. Watermark: No watermark
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: Front cover illustration for “The Illustrated Christian Weekly” (New York: American Tract Society) vol. 5, no. 6, Saturday 6 February 1875; publication editor Lyman Abbott; in DAC Collection with complete issue as image context, including an accompanying episode of the story at pp. 65–66
  • Associated People: Created by [R.?] Read (American, active 19th century)
  • Accession Number: 2001.14.10

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