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A crane inserts its beak into the mouth of a wolf; illustrating Aesop's fable. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.

Murer, Christoph, 1558-1614.
Date
1622

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view A crane inserts its beak into the mouth of a wolf; illustrating Aesop's fable. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.

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Description

This etching was intended to accompany a market scene in Murer's play in which women dispute with a 'Speisemeister' over the price of poultry This is one of Murer's series to use Aesop's fables as illustrations to a moral point in his play

Publication/Creation

Zurich : Johann Rudolf Wolf, 1622.

Physical description

1 print : etching.

Lettering

Gratia superiorum. CM.

Publications note

For detailed information on Murer's series, see: Thea Vignau-Wilberg, 'Christoph Murer und die "XL. Emblemata miscella nova"' (Bern : Benteli Verlag, 1982)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26680i

Languages

  • Latin



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