1878 – The Sparrows’ Petition


“The Sparrows’ Petition – 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:  “Good people all of Brunswick Square, Pray listen to your sparrows’ prayer, And have the kindness to remember, That in this bleak and cold December, Although we search the gardens round, There’s really nothing to be found! And so, now frosty winter comes, We pray you throw us out some crumbs.”

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Detail: The Sparrows' Petition, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover

Detail: 1878 – The Sparrows’ Petition                             Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: The Sparrows' Petition, by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Sparrows' Petition, by Harrison Weir

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

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