Online bidding is not available on this lot. Please contact auction house for instructions. The Boot Black's New Best Friend, oil on canvas, signed lower left "J.G. Brown, N.A." and marked 'copyright', ca. 1900, depicting a street urchin nuzzling his dubious dog, in later gold molded frame, OS: 29 3/4" x 21 3/4", SS: 23 1/2" x 15 1/2". Cleaned by J.P. Marchant in 1932, as recorded on paper label verso. Otherwise untouched, no inpainting whatsoever. J.G. Brown (National Academy), had an enormously successful career in the genre of adolescent street life in the New York slums, was nicknamed the "Boot Black Raphael". He was best known for capturing transient social moments that suited Late Victorian sentimentalism, having many of his paintings published as prints (hence the 'copyright'). From a New Brunswick, Canada estate.