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Dog seated on chair at left in image. Girl standing to right of chair facing dog and bringing it a bowl of milk. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Beg Sir/ (Child and Dog) (8.4 x 11.8) - S "
Small dogs were frequent companions for children and offered companionship as well as protection. Here, a young girl tries to teach her dog to “beg” by offering it a bowl of milk.
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