1866 – The Noble Fireman


“The Noble Fireman” is a full-page book plate taken from “Animal Sagacity”, edited by Mrs S.C.Hall and published by S.W.Partridge, circa 1866. It is accompanied by an anecdote about a small but brave dog, that during a fire, jumped through a pane of glass into a room in order to rescue a child who was in distress with clothes ablaze. The brave little dog was even seen tearing away the child’s burning clothes with his mouth and paws. It is melancholy to add that the efforts of the noble dog were in vain, for the poor child did not long survive the injuries she had received.  The moment of the dog breaking through the glass is perfectly captured by Mr Weir. Available currently in A4 and A3 sizing, but may be possible to produce in A2 for the fire-dog enthusiast!


Detail: The Noble Fireman by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Animal Sagacity edited by Mrs S C Hall

Detail: 1866 – The Noble Fireman                         Book Cover:  Animal Sagacity, edited by Mrs S.C.Hall

Detail: The Noble Fireman by Harrison Weir

Detail: 1866 – The Noble Fireman

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