1876 – It is too hard!


“It is too hard!” 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 a Dove with two young ones that need to learn to fly, but one keeps finding excuses and claims ‘It is too hard!”. Day after day goes by and her sibling learns to fly, then one day a storm comes…..and destiny seals all their fates. 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: It is too hard! by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: The Man's Boot and Other Tales

Detail: 1876 – It is too hard!                                                Book Cover:  The Man’s Boot, and other Tales. by Gertrude Sellon

Detail: It is too hard! by Harrison Weir       Detail: It is too hard! by Harrison Weir

Details: 1876 – It is too hard!                                              (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)

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