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‘Stolen Milk is Sweetest’ by Fannie Moody | Illustration | 1908

‘Stolen Milk is Sweetest’ by Fannie Moody (1861-1948), an antique colour illustration to accompany a 1908 children’s book on natural history. Presented in a 10 inch by 12 inch Larson-Juhl conservation mount and ready to be framed.

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‘Stolen Milk is Sweetest’ by Fannie Moody | Book Illustration | 1908

This charming antique print is an example of the work of Fannie Moody, a renowned English animal artist of the late Victorian and Edwardian period. It is typical of the playful and whimsical scenes of which she was so fond; here a cat rushes to reclaim her saucer of milk from a mischievous terrier.

This print has been saved from a disbound natural history book, published in 1908. It has been professionally mounted with conservation-grade materials and is ready to give as a gift or place into your choice of 10″ x 12″ frame. As with all prints from Thrilled Kitty, this piece is guaranteed to be a vintage or antique work and not a modern copy or reproduction.

About the Artist: Fannie Moody (1861-1948)

Fannie Moody was a well-regarded English landscape and animal artist. She is best known for her soulful paintings of dogs, particularly terriers, in oil and pastel; original copies of her works are now in great demand and achieve substantial sums at auction. Although largely self-taught she exhibited widely to critical acclaim, most notably at the Royal Academy in London. Based in south London, she received regular commissions for commercial work (including magazine illustrations, advertising and postcards) in addition to the sketches, portraits and animal studies she is remembered for. Her work often captures playful and whimsical scenes of animal behaviour, and always communicates a deep affection for her subjects.

Condition Report: An antique print in very good condition. Two tiny marks to the surface of the glossed paper, each measuring 1 or 2 mm in size: one near the top right corner at the margin, one a little further down just left of centre. This minor historical damage does not detract markedly from the image, but please view the photographs carefully. There is no foxing or tanning to the paper and the sheet lies flat in the mount.

Type: Book Illustration (Explain this)

Mount: Larson-Juhl Vanilla (FATG Conservation Level)

Framed or Unframed: Unframed (See our Framing Guide for help)

Frame Size Required: 10 inches x 12 inches (25.5 cm x 30.5 cm approx.)

Orientation (Portrait or Landscape): Landscape

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Weight 130 g
Dimensions 255 × 305 × 3 mm