1878 – A Clever Fox

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“A Clever Fox – 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: “This cunning fox is throwing fir-branches into the stream. He does so because he wishes the ducks to get used to the sight of them, and then, when they have ceased to fear, and scarcely trouble themselves to flutter out of the way, he will take a larger branch than usual, and crouching himself down upon it, will drift down the stream into their midst. Poor ducks! little do you know of the danger so near at hand!”

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Detail: A Clever Fox, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

Detail: 1878 – A Clever Fox                                  Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: A Clever Fox, by Harrison Weir       Detail: A Clever Fox, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – A Clever Fox                         (Last detail with Artist’s signature in plate)

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