A girl stroking a puppy, and being nudged with affection by the puppy's mother

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A girl stroking a puppy, and being nudged with affection by the puppy's mother. Stipple engraving by J Godby, 1799, after G Testolini after W Miller. "Animal affection": apparently meaning the natural affection which the innocent girl has for the puppy, and the affection which the bitch (though an animal) has towards the girl for her kindness to the puppy. Created Feb. 1 1799. Children and animals. Emotions in children. Emotions in animals. Dogs. Contributors: William Miller, ca (1740–approximately 1810); Gaetano Testolini (active 1760–1818); J Godby (active 1798–1812). Work ID: z34hpjkj.

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