1878 – The Bloodhound


“The Bloodhound – 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, reads as follows:  “In olden times the Bloodhound was used for tracking fugitives. It is told that Robert Bruce, one of the ancient Kings of Scotland, was chased by the Lord of Lorne, and, it is said, only escaped the fangs of the bloodhounds by the clever device of wading some distance up a running stream, and so throwing them off the scent. The picture shows a bloodhound who has lost the scent of the poor, terror-stricken man it has been pursuing.”

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Detail: The Bloodhound, by Harrison Weir       Book Ciover: Chatterbox Album of Animals 1878

Detail: 1878 – The Bloodhound                                            Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: The Bloodhound, by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Bloodhound, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – The Bloodhound                                          (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)

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