A very great bear

Harrison Weir

1853

Wood engraving by R. E. Mason.

6¼ x 5 inches

Illustration for The Adventures of a Bear, facing p.83.

Another anthropomorphic image, this time showing the bear after he has fallen into penury and suffering as part of Weir’s satirical progress on the Road to Ruin.

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke

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