1871 – Little Robin safely housed


“Little Robin, safely housed” showing a Robin resting inside a dis-used toolshed, is a full page book plate illustration taken from “The History of the Robins” by Mrs Trimmer. The original story was published in the early part of the 19th century and became a beloved and popular classic children’s story, used to entertain and educate young ones, on the correct and kind treatment of animals. It was subsequently republished several times and re-illustrated by a number of different artists, among the better known, Edmund Evans and Harrison Weir. This edition, with illustrations by Weir, was published by Griffith & Farran, sometime between 1869 and 1871. It contains 24 illustrations by Weir, all of them engraved by long time friend and colleague, John Greenaway.  This image, is available currently in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.


Detail: Little Robin, safely housed. by Harrison Weir       Book Cover, The History of the Robins, by Mrs Trimmer

Detail: 1871 – Little Robin safely housed.    Book Cover: The History of the Robins, by Mrs Trimmer.

Detail: Little Robin safely housed. by Harrison Weir       Detail: Little Robin safely housed. By Harrison Weir

Details: 1871 – Little Robin, safely housed.  (Last detail with Artist’s signature in plate)

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