1878 – Wally’s Foundling


“Wally’s Foundling – 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 is a picture of ‘Wally’ and his foundling. Wally (short for Wallace) was not generally a friend to cats, but one day he found a poor little pussy lost in the snow, and carried her home, and made a great pet of her ever after. That is why she is called ‘Wally’s Foundling’.”

Note: In this publication, there is a second image of Wally’s foundling, which has been printed in colour, and used as a frontispiece, opposite the Title page. This image has also been made available as a print.

Prints currently available in A4, A3 and A2 sizing options.


Detail: Wally's Foundling, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

Detail: 1878 – Wally’s Foundling                           Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: Wally's Foundling, by Harrison Weir       Detail: Wally's Foundling, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – Wally’s Foundling                         (Last detail with artist’s signature in plate)

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