1878 – Grimalkin


“Grimalkin – 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:

“Puss curled himself up at the foot of the tree, No sportsman was ever more patient than he; So deep and so guileless his slumbers appear, The sparrows forget that their enemy’s near, They get up a quarrel – those dear little birds! -, And make their home noisy with passionate words, Till over the door-sill a little one drops, And the cat the next minute is licking his chops.”

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Detail: Grimalkin, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

Detail: 1878 – Grimalkin                                          Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: Grimalkin, by Harrison Weir       Detail: Grimalkin, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – Grimalkin                                     (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)

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