Detail: 1878 – The Gardener’s Friend Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878
Detail: 1878 – The Gardener’s Friend (Last detail, with artist’s signature in plate)
$7.00 – $28.00
“The Gardener’s Friend – 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: “The gardener hopes when he digs, Some robin may hop down quite near, To feast on the worms he turns up; And truly no robin need fear, For a gardener welcomes the bird as his friend, His pretty redbreast ever prompt to defend.”
Prints currently available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.