1878 – Ape in a Tree


“Ape in a Tree – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, takes the form of a poem and reads as follows: “An Ape had fallen off a tree, Whose branches overhang the sea; He felt him sinking in the brine, And then began to scream and whine: ‘O Neptune, help me to escape, And I will be a pious ape!’….A billow came along, and bore, The frantic speaker close to shore; He clutched a bough above his head, And as he clambered up it said, ‘You need not trouble, Neptune now, I’ll save myself, and spare my vow!’ “

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Detail: Ape in a Tree, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

Detail: 1878 – Ape in a Tree                                   Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: Ape in a Tree, by Harrison Weir       Detail: Ape in a Tree, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – Ape in a Tree                                (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)

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