1861 – In Praise Of Country Life

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A small , but beautifully balanced composition, “In Praise of Country Life” was drawn by Harrison Weir in 1861. It is of course, a perfect subject for him, as it afforded him the opportunity to praise with his pencil, the very thing that he adored most, a country life, with a cottage surrounded by fields and where the farmyard poultry roamed free. The illustration was drawn to accompany a poem of the same name, by Joshua Sylvester, and was published in “English Sacred Poetry of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries”. Poetry for the book was selected and edited by Robert Aris Wilmott, M.A., and the book was published by George Routledge and Sons in 1861/62. As the book itself is not well-known, having served more as a textbook of poetry, as a consequence the illustration has also seldom come to light. So we are pleased to be able to bring it to the fore, and offer it here, in both A4 and A3 sizing options.

 

 

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Detail: 1861 In Praise Of Country Life by Harrison Weir       Detail: 1861 In Praise Of Country Life by Harrison Weir

Details: 1861 – In Praise of Country Life – from English Sacred Poetry of the 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries. (Ed: Wilmott)

 

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