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  John G. Brown   (1831-1913)

 
  BUSINESS NEGLECTED, 1884. Signed in pencil, and printed in warm black ink on Japan paper. Brown was justly acclaimed for his depictions of urban waifs in the late 19th century. He was born into an impoverished English lawyer's family, and apprenticed to a glass factory at the age of 14, so his sympathy for poor was an honest one. After he emigrated to America, he studied at the NAD, becoming a skilled portraitist. This shoeshine boy playing a home-made flute is typical of his images of NYC children. In excellent condition.
 
 
  Etching, 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. $900.
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