1878 – A Greedy Jackdaw


“A Greedy Jackdaw – 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: “A Jackdaw was standing on the roof of a house, eating a bit of bread. Whilst pecking the bread to pieces, a few crumbs slid down the roof, when a poor hungry sparrow tried to get them. The Jackdaw dashed at him, leaving the large piece. Another sparrow, who was was watching his chance, pounced down on the bread and flew away with it. So the Jackdaw was justly punished for his being greedy.”

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Detail: A Greedy Jackdaw, by Harrison Weir      Book Cover

Detail: 1878 – A Greedy Jackdaw                                     Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: A Greedy Jackdaw, by Harrison Weir       Detail: A Greedy Jackdaw, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – A Greedy Jackdaw                                     (Last detail with Artist’s signature in plate)

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