Harrison Weir was a Victorian artist who could capture the spirit of animals. These sheep look proud and defiant. Appledore is where Weir died, at Poplar Hall, in 1906. Born in 1828 Harrison Weir became a pupil of George Baxter to learn colour printing. Harrison Weir didn't take to the print trade, but set himself up as an artist and was self taught. In 1841 he married the daughter of J.F. Herring, the celebrated painter of horses. He was to marry three times in his life. Harrison Weir was an illustrator for an number of journals including The Illustrated London News
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