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A stork impales a frog in a peaceful scene by a river; allegory of freedom. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.

Murer, Christoph, 1558-1614.
Date
1622

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view A stork impales a frog in a peaceful scene by a river; allegory of freedom. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.

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Description

Vignau-Wilberg (ibid, p. 95) tells us that the image is inspired by Aesop's fable of the frogs and their king. In the distance, frogs jump from an upturned tree into the river. A crowned man stands with a bird in the clouds. To the left, a man sits on an ass drinking from the river 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

Libertas

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. 26695i

Languages

  • Latin



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