The good-natured dog

Harrison Weir

1857

Wood engraving by J Greenaway.

6¼ x 5 inches

Illustration for Funny Dogs with Funny Tales, p.77.

An anthropomorphic image which comments on the demeanour and behaviour of a good natured gent. Influenced by the art of J. J. Grandville, the image also links forward to the moving pictures of Walt Disney and other film-makers working in the same tradition. Weir’s characterization further links to the anthropomorphism deployed by Charles Dickens.

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke

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