1876 – Why?…


“Why?…” 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 Pup who, like many children, just always needs to know “Why?” about absolutely everything……choosing not to heed to wise words and obedience of an older and wiser dog. Eventually he tests this for himself, with the expected consequences of his actions. 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: Why?... by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: The Man's Boot and Other Tales

Detail: 1876 – Why?…                                                            Book Cover:  The Man’s Boot, and other Tales. by Gertrude Sellon

Detail: Why?... by Harrison Weir       Detail: Why?... by Harrison Weir

Details: 1876 – Why?…                                                          (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)

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