Fine Art/W.H. Trood


Hi. I recently bought a picture,painting,most likely a print because it was framed at a yard sale for $5 It has the initials W.H. Trood and the date 1892. It's wonderful!! It has two dogs playing tug of war while other dogs and one cat are watching. Well my 7 year old stepped on it and broke the glass that also scratched some of the picture a little. I have done some research on this artist but can not find any information on this particular it a fake or real? I would like to know the name of this piece,how to care for it, and should I reframe it? I suppose if it has any worth would be helpful too.
Thank you.

Dear Tisha,

I hope you are doing well. I believe the print you are talking about is titled "Tug O'War" but the dates do not match. The one I am thinking of is an engraving and has two puppies on top of a table tugging on something. The other dogs are on the chairs and floor. The cat is on the floor. Is this your image? You can email images to me at A close up of the margins would be needed to determine if there are plate marks.

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