Detail: 1874 – The Brown Bear Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878
Details: 1874 – The Brown Bear (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)
$7.00 – $28.00
“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.