1874 – The end of a Dog’s quarrel

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“The end of a Dog’s quarrel – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878.  This version was originally published in an 1874 edition of “Chatterbox” (hence our date), but was also included in this collection of images. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, relays a noble story,  and reads as follows:  “A Newfoundland dog and a Mastiff were fighting on a bridge, and over they went into the water. The banks were so high, that they had to swim some distance before they came to a landing-place. It was very easy for the Newfoundland; he quickly reached the land, and then turned to look at his old enemy. He saw plainly that he was likely to drown. So what did the noble fellow do but plunge in, seize him gently by the collar, and tow him safely into port.”

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Detail: The end of a Dog's quarrel, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

Detail: 1874 – The end of a Dog’s quarrel        Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: The end of a Dog's quarrel, by Harrison Weir       Detail: The end of a Dog's quarrel, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1874 – The end of a Dog’s quarrel       (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate, dated 1874)

 

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