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.
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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
Zurich : Johann Rudolf Wolf, 1622.
1 print : etching.
Gratia superiorum. CM.
For detailed information on Murer's series, see: Thea Vignau-Wilberg, 'Christoph Murer und die "XL. Emblemata miscella nova"' (Bern : Benteli Verlag, 1982)
Wellcome Library no. 26680i