Print: Baxter - CL 169 - It represents a portion of the Foreign Department. The statue on the left is that of "A Child, Dog, and Serpent," by M. Lechesne, and on the right is the companion group. In the centre is "The dead mother on the prairie with her living babe at her breast." Immediately behind the central group is another in bronze, called "The Death of the Stag," by Mr. J. De Bay, a French sculptor, and near it is a vase, bronzed by a then new process, and beyond is the stained-glass window by G. Bertini, of Milan, and in the extreme distance is the organ, by Gray and Davidson. In the gallery are specimens of the productions of the silk looms of Lyons, Austria, &c. The print was produced from a plate and ten blocks, and was originally sold at 3s.
Date: 1852 – 1854
Size (cm ht x w): 11.2 x 23.5 (image) 21.6 x 33 (mount)
State: On stamped Mount as issued
Condition: Excellent colours, light foxing and two spots of minor surface damage to the mount. The top of the mount has had some water damage and is now slightly toned and wrinkled