Detail: 1876 – The Animals and the Man’s Boot Book Cover: The Man’s Boot & Other Tales, by Gertrude Sellon.
Details: 1876 – The Animals and the Man’s Boot (Last detail with Artist’s signature in plate)
$7.00 – $28.00
“The Animals and the Man’s Boot” is a full page frontispiece book plate image taken from “The Man’s Boot and Other Tales” by Gertrude Sellon, published by Griffith & Farran in 1876. All eight illustrations in this delightful little book are by Harrison Weir and his name is proudly advertised on the cover surrounded in gilt. This particular illustration is for the lead children’s story in the book, about a man’s boot and how the animals hold a discourse on what it exactly is. It takes the wise old owl to point out that it is not what the others think it is, but that it is simply a man’s boot! The illustrations in the book are varied, but of excellent quality, and exemplify Harrison’s talent for enhancing the storytellers art, with his very skilled “interpretative” pencil!
Prints currently available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.