Philip Nye sitting in the barber's chair, having his long beard trimmed, while little girl stands by his elbow on the right, holding a small portrait for the barber to work from; with large casement windows behind them; illustration to Thyer's edition of Samuel Butler's 'Poetical Remains' (1827).  Wood-engraving

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1878,0713.4404

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Philip Nye sitting in the barber's chair, having his long beard trimmed, while little girl stands by his elbow on the right, holding a small portrait for the barber to work from; with large casement windows behind them; illustration to Thyer's edition of Samuel Butler's 'Poetical Remains' (1827). Wood-engraving

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