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The Two Jars; The Two Crabs

Crane, Walter, 1900, Publisher's print
The Two Jars; The Two Crabs
The Two Jars; The Two Crabs
The Two Jars; The Two Crabs
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Item no
40068
Title
The Two Jars; The Two Crabs. Illustrated page from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
Description
The page is divided into four with foliate motifs. In the top left two crabs walk across a sandy beach. Their rhyme reads,
"The Two Crabs

"So awkward, so shambling a gait!"
Mrs Crab did her daughter berate,
Who rejoined, "It is true
I am backward, but you
Needed lessons in walking quite late."

Look at home."

On the right-hand side of the page, a brass vessel floats in water beside a ceramic one. Above them, the rhyme reads:
"The Two Jars

Never fear!" said the brass to the clay
Of two jars that the flood bore away:
"Keep you close to my side!"
But the porcelain replied,
"I'll be smashed if beside you I stay"

Our friend our enemy."
Artist / maker
Date
1900
Size
17.8 x 18.8 cm
Type
Publisher's print
Location
Art and Design Library
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Digital FileElectronic file 72 dpi JPEG
£5.80(inc. VAT 20%)
Digital FileElectronic File 300 dpi TIFF
£29.40(inc. VAT 20%)
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