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A tortoise is surrounded by frogs on the shore of a lake in which eels are devouring other frogs. Etching by W. Hollar for a fable by Aesop.

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Illustration of the fable "The tortoise and the frogs" by Aesop, translated and paraphrased by J. Ogilby In the background the cart drawn by seven horses with a farmer walking ahead is crushing a tortoise beneath the rear wheel

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1 print : etching ; image 22.1 x 16.8 cm

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53. W.H.

Publications note

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

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Wellcome Library no. 39704i

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