1878 – A Knowing Fox


“A Knowing Fox – 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 tame fox, which was kept in a stable-yard, was very much disliked by the cats. They could not bear his odour, and would not even walk upon any spot upon which the fox had been standing. The crafty animal, seeing this, found a way of cheating the poot cats of their breakfast. As soon as the servant poured out their allowance of milk the fox would run to the spot and walk around the saucer, well knowing that the rightful owners would not touch it. Day after day the cats lost their milk, until the trick was found out, and the milk was placed in a spot where the fox could not reach it.”

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Detail: A Knowing Fox, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

Detail: 1878 – A Knowing Fox                               Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals,1878

Detail: A Knowing Fox, by Harrison Weir       Detail: A Knowing Fox, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – A Knowing Fox                              (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)

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