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The Coming Nelson. From the original painting - PEARS SOAP CHROMOLITHOGRAPH) Mor - 1901. 
London. 1901. - Chromolithograph, image 19 1/2 x 28 on sheet 21 1/4 x 29 1/4 inches. Small stain in lower right margin (not affecting image), several edge tears with one just entering image area, light toning to 1 1/2 inch panel at right side. Otherwise a clean, bright image. A gorgeous image of a young boy sailing his boats under the approving eye of his mother and sister, by the prolific and very popular Victorian painter Fred Morgan, whose paintings of children and animals are particularly charming. A. & F. Pears soap company pioneered the use of "fine art" reproductions in advertising their product, thus equating it in the public mind with the finer things of life. The most famous example of this is their chromolithographic reproduction of Sir John Everett Millais' "Bubbles." The Pears Annual was published from 1891 to the 1920s accompanied by 2 or more of these beautifully printed chromolithographic reproductions of popular paintings of the day.
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