The fast dog

Harrison Weir

1853

Wood engraving by J. Swain.

6¼ x 5 inches

Illustration for Funny Dogs with Funny Tales, p.57.

Social observation embodied in a canine proxy. The ‘fast dog’ is a gambler and swindler – pulling on his gloves while peering through a monocle.

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