1871 – The Unhappy Dove


“The unhappy Dove”, 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: The Unhappy Dove by Harrison Weir       Book Cover, The History of the Robins, by Mrs Trimmer

Detail: 1871 – The Unhappy Dove                      Book Cover:  The History of the Robins, by Mrs Trimmer

Detail: The Unhappy Dove, by Harrison Weir       Artists signature and date 1868

Details: 1871 – The Unhappy Dove   (Last detail with artist’s signature and date in plate, 1868)

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