The Little Navigator

Jean Baptiste Adolphe Lafosse, French, 1810 - 1879, after Lilly Martin Spencer, American, 1822 - 1902



Hand colored two-stone lithograph on wove paper

Image: 24 15/16 × 19 3/16 in. (63.3 × 48.7 cm)

Sheet: 32 1/2 × 23 1/2 in. (82.6 × 59.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Florence and Lansing Porter Moore 1937 Fund



William Schaus, New York


François Delarue, Paris


North America, United States


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed, in stone, lower left: Lafosse; printed below image: Painted by L.M. SPENCER. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1854 by W. Schaus, in the clerk’s Office of the district Court of the United States for the Southern district of New-York. Lith. By LAFOSSE.; printed below, lower left: New-York. Publd by W. SCHAUS, 749 Broadway; printed lower center: The little Navigator.; printed lower right: Imp. Fois Delarue, Paris; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse: 4 [probably nineteenth-century hand]; 7525- [possibly later hand]

Course History

ENGL 29, American Fiction to 1900, Colleen Boggs, Spring 2014

ITAL 2, Introductory Italian II, Scott Millspaugh, Winter 2014

ITAL 2, Introductory Italian II, Jonathan Mullins, Winter 2014

ITAL 2, Introductory Italian II, Scott Milspaugh, Fall 2013

Published References

Bolton-Smith, Robin, and William H. Truettner, Lilly Martin Spencer 1822-1902: The Joys of Sentiment. Washington, DC: National Collection of Fine Arts, pp. 37, 39, 109, 152, 170, 237.


The Old Print Shop, Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2013.

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