1878 – “Crib”


“Crib  – 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:  “Crib was a Dog who was fond of money. He used often to visit a photographer, who lived next door to his master. One day, when ‘Crib’ was with his friend, a lady who had just had her portrait taken, laid some shillings on the table. ‘Crib’ instantly made a dash at them, and there was no saving them but by throwing him a halfpenny to run after, which he carefully picked up and carried next door to his master.”

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Detail: "Crib" by Harrison Weir       Book Ciover: Chatterbox Album of Animals 1878

Detail: 1878 – “Crib”                                                                Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: "Crib" by Harrison Weir       Detail: "Crib" by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – “Crib”                                                              (Last Detail with Artist’s signature in plate)

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