1871 – Taking the Linnets Nest


The full title to this illustration is: “Taking the Linnets Nest”, a sad lesson in the consequences of taking nests from their natural habitat. It 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: Taking the Linnets Nest, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover, The History of the Robins, by Mrs Trimmer

Detail: 1871 – Taking the Linnets Nest           Book Cover:  The History of the Robins, by Mrs Trimmer.

Detail: Taking the Linnets Nest by Harrison Weir       Artist's signature in plate

Details: 1871 – Taking the Linnets Nest     (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)

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