This great barnyard image features a proud rooster standing watch over his hen and all the other animals of the farm. In a rare, early colorized drawing with this level of quality from a children’s book, this image is pretty and large enough to make a great notecard cover.
This circa 1865 illustration is sadly not attributed to any artist. Aunt Louisa’s Birthday Gift, written by Laura Valentine (d.1899) and published by Scribner, Welford and Co.; included many animal images that I have shared with you on Reusable Art.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.