1876 – By and Bye


“By and Bye” is a full page 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 image, illustrates the story of an industrious Thrush and a lazy Jay, during the time when nests need to be built. The Thrush busies herself daily, while the Jay says she will get to nest building “by and bye’. But the Jay continues to procrastinate and eventually pays the price. 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.


Detail: By and Bye, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: The Man's Boot and Other Tales

Detail: 1876 – By and Bye                                                     Book Cover: The Man’s Boot, and other Tales. by Gertrude Sellon

Detail: By and Bye, by Harrison Weir       Detail: By and Bye, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1876 – By and Bye                                                    (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)

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