1861 – Domestic Poultry


A wonderful full page book plate in black and white depicting groupings of Domestic Poultry in a country farmyard setting, a subject matter very close to the artists heart. An illustration by Harrison Weir for J G Wood’s epic book “The Illustrated Natural History – Birds”, which contained many hundreds of illustrations by all the leading illustrators of the day, including ‘Wolf, Zwecker, Weir, Coleman, Wood, Neale Harvey etc’ and all engraved by that famous and industrious company of master engravers, “The Dalziel Brothers”, who as virtual contemporaries of Weir, dominated wood-block engraving for almost the entire period of his career, between 1842 and 1900. Currently available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.


Detail: 1861 Domestic Poultry by Harrison Weir            Detail: Title Page from Woods Natural History of Birds

Detail: 1861 – Domestic Poultry                    Title Page: The Illustrated Natural History – Birds, by J.G.Wood

Detail: 1861 Domestic Poultry by Harrison Weir      Detail: 1861 Domestic Poultry by Harrison Weir

Details: 1861 – Domestic Poultry

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