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A fox is pursued by two dogs while a cat escapes by climbing a tree. Etching by W. Hollar for a fable by Aesop.

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Description

A slaughterhouse in the background with a fox jumping out of a window

Illustration for the fable "The fox and the cat" by Aesop, translated and paraphrased by J. Ogilby

The dogs are shown catching and killing the fox in the background

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; image 22 x 16.8 cm

Lettering

57. W. Hollar fec.

References note

R. Pennington, A descriptive catalogue of the etched work of W. Hollar, Cambridge 1982, p. 57

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 39709i

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  • Latin

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