... Dr. Alan M. Kelly, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, for twelve years, retired in 2005.
This cartoon, is evocative of a popular sculpture on the Penn campus, by George Lundeen, depicting Benjamin Franklin, the founder of the University,
sitting on a bench... reading a paper. This watercolor is given to Dean Kelly upon his retirement. The symbolisim, I suspect, is in deference to his strong
guidance of the veterinary school and facilities for large animals at Penn's New Bolton Center.