Detail: 1891 – Jaguar and Young Book Cover: Animals and their Young, by Harland Coultas.
Details: 1891 – Jaguar and Young (Last detail, with artist’s signature and date, in plate)
$7.00 – $28.00
“Jaguar and Young” – by Harrison Weir, is a full page book plate image, taken from “Animals and their Young”, by Harland Coultas, and published by S.W.Partridge & Co, in 1891. The drawing itself, dates from 1873. This tender study of a watchful Jaguar and her young litter, resonates with an incredible juxtaposition, of quiet, confident but cautious power in the Jaguar, and the calm, semi-relaxed context of her young, which appear untroubled and safe. Once again, the drawing is imbued with the mood of conservation, and of a balance between fear and respect for the wild. We view this seemingly calm domestic scene, through the eyes of the naturalist, interested in showing us a glimpse of the truth in nature. Likewise, reminiscent of a “still” shot, taken from a modern documentary, we get to see a moment in the life of these beautifully rosetted youngsters, in the safety of the undergrowth. An ideal gift for the lover of the “big cats”.
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