Detail: 1878 – A Sociable Rook Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878
Details: 1878 – A Sociable Rook (Last detail, with artist’s signature in plate)
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“A Sociable Rook – 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: “This tame Rook is very fond of riding on the dog’s back. Sometimes he will ride into the breakfast-room, then settle quietly in his usual place for a time, and, watching his opportunity, suddenly pounce on a piece of butter in somebody’s plate. He likes to hear the piano played, cawing for more at the end of a tune.”
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