Bacon, Irving R. (illus).
Detroit. Detroit Publishing Co., Circa 1900- 1910.
Chromolithograph, 16 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches. Small tight creases from rolling, particularly at right and left edges; some creases slightly abraded and showing as fine white lines; 1/8 inch abrasions to upper and lower edges; overall good condition; richly colored chromolithograph would display well. Irving R. Bacon (1875-1962) was a Detroit-based painter who worked for Henry Ford for over thirty years, first at the Ford Motor Company and later at the Edison Institute. In this whimsical painting, done during the first decade of the 20th century, a tiny dwarf paints spots on a frog. Beneath Bacon's signature at the lower left, "with apologies to Heinrich Schill" can be just barely made out. Exquisitely painted with great detail, the enormous and handsome frog, the product of the little old man, is the centre of the image. The Library of Congress features this image as part of their "Supernatural Beings" topic page. A haunting image. Item #56650