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A peasant is carrying the nest of a nightingale, which is is sitting on a bush and is about to be swooped by a hawk; illustration of a fable by Aesop. Etching by W. Hollar.

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Illustration of the fable "The hawk and the nightingale" by Aesop, translated and paraphrased by J. Ogilby

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

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; image 21.6 x 16.7 cm

Lettering

78. W. Hollar fec.

References note

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

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Wellcome Library no. 39774i

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