Detail: 1878 – A Dog’s Pity Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878
Detail: 1878 – A Dog’s Pity
$7.00 – $28.00
“A Dog’s Pity – by Harrison Weir” is a moving full page book plate image taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The anecdote accompanying the illustration elaborates: “A dog was sent every morning to fetch bread from the baker’s, and regularly brought home twelve rolls in a basket. After a time it was observed that for several mornings there were only eleven rolls in the basket, and on watching the dog he was found to stop on his way and give one roll to a poor starving dog, hidden with her puppies in a corner, on the road between the shop and his home.” This story is a timely reminder that in some cases, our pets are more observant and generous than we are ourselves. Weir has created a beautiful image to go with an equally beautiful true story. Prints currently available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.