1878 – The Thrush and Pincushion

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“The Thrush and the Pincushion – 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: “Thrushes are very fond of eating snails. The Rev.Mr Wood tells us about a tame thrush, who once took from the dressing-table of its mistress a shell pin-cushion, and tried to batter it in pieces against the hearthstone, expecting to find a snail inside.”

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Detail: The Thrush and Pincushion, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover

Detail: 1878 – The Thrush and Pincushion                     Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: The Thrush and Pincushion, by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Thrush and Pincushion, by Harrison Weir

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

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