1874 – The Brown Bear


“The Brown Bear – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, reads as follows: “The Brown Bear is a very valuable beast. It is a perfect warehouse. It is a glazier’s shop, for its intestines are used as glass; an ironmonger’s shop, for its bladebones make good scythes; a draper’s shop, for men get out of its wonderful carcass bed and bedding, bonnets, gloves, and overshoes; and what remains is good for dinner.”

Prints currently available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.


Detail: The Brown Bear, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

Detail: 1874 – The Brown Bear                              Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: The Brown Bear, by Harrison Weir       1874 The Brown Bear, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1874 – The Brown Bear                           (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)

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