1878 – Birds of Passage


“Birds of Passage – 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:  “Sad is your tale of the beautiful earth, Birds the o’erswept it in power and mirth! Yet, through the wastes of the trackless air, Ye have a Guide, and shall we despair? Ye over desert and deep have passed, – So may we reach our bright Home at last!” (Mrs Hemans).

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Detail: Birds of Passage, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover

Detail: 1878 – Birds of Passage                                            Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: Birds of Passage, by Harrison Weir       Detail: Birds of Passage, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – Birds of Passage                                          (Last detail, with artist’s signature in plate)

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