1876 – I wish!


“I wish…” 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 Dog that wishes to be anything but what he is….a cat.. a bird.. a fish, but then he hears that they too wish that they were him..and begins to realise that his life is not all that bad after all! 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: I wish! by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: The Man's Boot and Other Tales

Detail: 1876 – I wish!                                                              Book Cover:  The Man’s Boot, and other Tales. by Gertrude Sellon

Detail: I wish! by Harrison Weir       Detail: I wish! by Harrison Weir

Details: 1876 – I wish!                                                            (Last detail with Artist’s signature in plate)

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