1878 – The Kestrel

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“The Kestrel – 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: “Here is a friendly Kestrel, that had attached itself to a family in a Derbyshire Rectory. It was quite young when the children procured it, and when it was able to fly they gave it its liberty; but it would not leave the locality, it was so fond of the young folk. It came every day to visit its friends, and would fly into the nursery when the window was open, and perch upon the chairs or table, and sometimes on the head of one of the children.”

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Detail: The Kestrel, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover

Detail: 1878 – The Kestrel                                                     Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: The Kestrel, by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Kestrel, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – The Kestrel                                                    (Last detail, with artist’s signature in plate)

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