Detail: 1878 – The Pigs swimming across the river Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878
Details: 1878 – The Pigs swimming across the river (Last detail, with artist’s signature in plate)
$7.00 – $28.00
“The Pigs swimming across the river – 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: “These two Pigs loved their home so much that when they were taken away from it to the other side of the Thames, they swam back across the river, at nearly its broadest part. The first time they did this they were brought back to their owner, but they soon ran away again. What became of them at last I do now know.”
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