Detail: 1866 – Drovers Dog – (A Good Dog) Book Cover: The Childrens Pictorial Museum of Birds, Beasts & Fishes
Detail: 1866 – Drovers Dog – (A Good Dog)
$10.00 – $40.00
This remarkably life-like study of a “Drovers Dog” first appeared as a black and white engraving, in what is now an extremely rare publication entitled “Animals from the Sketchbook of Harrison Weir”. The drawings were subsequently engraved by ‘Greenaway and Wright’, and that booklet was published by Cundall & Addey in 1858. At a later date, in 1866, a few of the original drawings reappeared, including this one, retitled as “A Good Dog”, rendered this time in colour in the publication “The Children’s Pictorial Museum of Birds, Beasts & Fishes” published by Ward, Lock and Tyler. It has been suggested that the original drawings were done as a tribute to Harrison Weirs father, John Weir, who was a capable artist and doting father, that willingly devoted many hours drawing animals for Harrison and his older brother, Jenner Weir, as children. We are therefore delighted to be able to preserve this rare drawing in both black and white and colour, making both versions available for others to appreciate, in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.