1882 – Watching and Waiting


“Watching and Waiting” is an almost full page book plate image, taken from “Chatterbox”, published by Estes & Lauriat, Boston, in 1882. The sad anecdote accompanying the illustration provides us with the following: “One thick foggy morning a foreman in the Docks was missing. Many hours were spent in searching for him, until at length attention was directed to a little terrier, shivering and whining close to the brink of one of the docks. It was recognised, after a time, as the dog belonging to the missing man; and the water below was immediately dragged. The poor fellow’s body was soon drawn out, with his bunch of keys tightly grasped in his hand.”

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Detail: Watching and Waiting by Harrison Weir       Detail: Book Cover, Chatterbox 1882

Detail: 1882 – Watching and Waiting               Book Cover:  Chatterbox, 1882, Estes & Lauriat

Detail: Watching and Waiting by Harrison Weir

Detail: 1882 – Watching and Waiting  (Artist’s signature in plate)

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