1866 – Robin and Looking-Glass


“Robin and Looking-Glass” 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. It is a drawing of a Robin, named ‘Master Bob’ who was known to have flown into a room occupied by two young ladies busily occupied playing the piano.  He simply flew in through an open window, perched on the instrument, and accompanied the performers with music of his own composing. He also took delight in looking at a Robin which he saw in a pier-glass, never thinking but that it was another Robin as trustful as himself. On the following day, he paid a second visit and made himself quite at home. This image is currently available in both A4 and A3 sizing options.


Detail: Robin and Looking-Glass, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Animal Sagacity edited by Mrs S C Hall

Detail: 1866 – Robin and Looking-Glass            Book Cover:  Animal Sagacity, edited by Mrs S.C.Hall

Detail: Robin and Looking-Glass, by Harrison Weir

Detail: Artists signature in plate (1866 – Robin and Looking-Glass)

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