Detail: 1878 – The Dog and his shadow Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878
Details: 1878 – The Dog and his shadow
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“The Dog and his shadow – 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: “A Dog, who from a butchers shop, Has carried off a mutton-chop, Its shadow in the river spies, And thinks,’Here is another prize!’: He springs upon it to obtain, The booty, but he springs in vain; Not only does he gain no more, But loses what he had before.”
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