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A traveller is sitting in the shade of a tree with his cloak off and he is shown in the background buffetted by the wind, wrapping his cloak around him. Etching by W. Hollar for a fable by Aesop.

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Description

Illustration of the fable "The sun and the wind" by Aesop, translated and paraphrased by J. Ogilby

In the background a blast of wind from a cherub in the clouds is bending trees and creates a stormy sea

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

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image 21.7 x 16.6 cm

Lettering

65. W. Hollar fec.

References note

R. Pennington, A descriptive catalogue of the etched work of W. Hollar, Cambridge 1982, p. 58

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 39722i

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  • Latin

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