1864 – A Friend In Need


“A Friend In Need” is a full-page book plate image taken from “Animal Sagacity”, edited by Mrs S.C.Hall, and published by S.W.Partridge, circa 1866. The anecdote with this illustration tells of the cruel ploy of three boys, who captured a harmless and trusting street dog, tying to his tail, an old tin can that lay in the street. Then they pursued the poor dog through the streets, shouting at him as the can banged about terrifying the dog…until at last, near exhaustion, he saw a Newfoundland dog and running up to the dog, howled piteously for help. The Newfoundland looked at him compassionately for a moment, and seeing what was amiss, began to gnaw at the string, which was soon severed.  His companion was now free, and the larger dog tossed the can in the air in evident triumph!  Available in A4 and A3 sizing options.


Detail: A Friend In Need by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Animal Sagacity edited by Mrs S C Hall

Detail: 1864 – A Friend In Need                            Book Cover:  Animal Sagacity, edited by Mrs S.C.Hall

Detail: A Friend In Need by Harrison Weir       Detail: Signature in Plate, A Friend in Need

Detail: 1864 – A Friend In Need                         Detail: Signature in Plate (1864 – A Friend In Need)

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