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  • Sold Date: Nov 02, 2010
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VICTORIAN CHILD WITH NEWFOUNDLAND "Companions" ~ Victorian Childhood Art ~

Professionally Printed on 100% Genuine Artist's Canvas

NEW! Large Canvas Size : 19" x 13" NEW!

Suitable for Framing


We offer you this reproduction of a charming 19th Century Victorian scene by Charles Burton Barber, the famous English painter of children and dogs. It features a little girl sleeping beside her great, big Newfoundland or St. Bernard as he watches over her. He is truly a faithful Companion. The dog also resembles a St. Bernard in this famous image, but usually in these classic scenes, which were often depicted in Victorian times, the dog was actually a Newfoundland (see notes on the Newfoundland below). A very little girl was often juxtaposed with a very big dog in scenes of tender companionship or dramaitc rescues. This dog is truly a faithful Companion. . (see how WONDERFUL this print can look when matted and framed below) Notes on the Newfoundland The Newfoundland , known as the gentle giant of the dog world, combines a large, powerful physique with sweet and gentle disposition. They make great companion for child or adult. Originally used by fishermen to tow out heavy nets, they are as much at home in the water as on land, and there are tales of brave Newfoundlands rescuing survivors from shipwrecks.

The Newfoundland is such a loyal companion and protector that in earlier times many families actually used the dogs to mind their small children. Their devotion to youngsters is indeed legendary. Daring rescues have been recorded throughout the breed’s history. Of all canines, the Newfoundland is undoubtedly one of the best pets to have around children.

If, like most of us, you grew up enchanted by “Nana”, the beloved worry-wart Newfoundland nanny of Wendy, Michael, and John in J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, then you already have a good idea about the relationship between this extraordinary dog breed and children .


What an inspiring image to hang in your home or give as a treasured gift. It will surely grace any wall it hangs upon. Why not add a set of matching note cards of this print to your order?

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This print is brand new and in mint condition and is printed on genuine canvas with the texture of the canvas bringing out even more of the richness and beauty of this classic work of art.


We have a wonderful NEW selection of LARGE POSTER SIZE CANVAS ART . We invite you to visit our ever-expanding gallery of exciting and unique artwork for your consideration.

Why not place this wonderful textured print in your home or office, and with a frame and mat of your choosing, this 19" x 13" poster size canvas will make a very large statement to showcase this exciting example of vintage Victorian art.

Looking for more CHILDHOOD ART PRINTS ? We have an ever-expanding gallery of both traditional and unique ART PRINTS for your consideration! ! *** Try grouping these classic canvas prints together on a wall for a beautiful gallery effect *** ~ This is a new print, unframed, unmatted, and never before displayed ~ This art reproduction is so affordable that you can have it delivered to your home and enjoy this striking image right away ! PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY VINTAGE ART LOVER ! Our professional artist's canvas was specifically developed to resist fading and yellowing and will last 100+ years under normal conditions. If you are the first to bid on this auction using the Buy-It-Now option, YOU WIN ! There is no chance of being outbid - DON'T WAIT! NEW Professional Glaze Finish included on each canvas art print! This exclusive glaze coating gives your canvas print ...