Detail: 1878 – An expensive Mouse Nest Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878
Detail: 1878 – An expensive Mouse Nest Detail: Artist’s signature in plate
$7.00 – $28.00
“An expensive Mouse Nest – 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, simply states: “On opening a box of cigars a short time ago, the nest of a mouse was found inside, containing several young ones, and about ninety cigars had been turned into chaff for nesting material. Mrs Mouse had chosen rather an expensive house for herself, had she not?”
Prints currently available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.