1878 – An Unwelcome Visitor

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“An Unwelcome Visitor – 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 anecdote accompanying the illustration reads as follows: “One night this little donkey in trying to get at some ivy which clothed the wall, rang the door-bell. When the maid opened the door, her light was blown out by the wind, and seeing only two feet on the step, and a great dark face peering through the gloom, she fell back with a shriek, which brought her master down to see whatever could be the matter. But he had a light, and soon saw who the visitor was.”

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Detail: An Unwelcome Visitor, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

Detail: 1878 – An Unwelcome Visitor                     Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: An Unwelcome Visitor, by Harrison Weir

Detail: 1878 – An Unwelcome Visitor  (Artist’s signature in plate)

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