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Harrison Weir (1824 - 1906)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Artist, illustrator, journalist and author. One of the leading illustrators of the Victorian era, especially of birds and animals. He organised the first cat show in England, at The Crystal Palace, London, in July 1871 and became known as “The Father of the Cat Fancy”


Born: 5 May 1824 in Lewes

Died: 3 January 1906

Nationality: British

Gender: Male

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