Detail: 1876 – I want to see the World! Book Cover: The Man’s Boot, and other Tales..by Gertrude Sellon
Details: 1876 – I want to see the World! (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)
$7.00 – $28.00
“I want to see the World!” 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 young pig, who embarks on what he thinks is a trip to see the world, but is in fact the fenced yard, the boundaries of which he thinks are the edges of the world. He returns to the sty to tell the old sow of his little adventure..considering himself to now be all grown up. 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.