We use cookies to improve your experience, some are essential for the operation of this site. About cookies we use. Continue
Home
Favourites
0
Advanced search
Shopping cart
0
RegisterLog in

The Lazy Housemaids, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'

Crane, Walter, 1900, Publisher's print
of 29
The Lazy Housemaids, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
The Lazy Housemaids, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
The Lazy Housemaids, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
The Lazy Housemaids, from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
Library Item
40050
The Lazy Housemaids, illustrated page from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
In the top of the picture, beside a window and a rising sun, two maids are waking up, stretching and yawning. A robed women, climbing the steps towards them, draws their curtain and holds up an hourglass for them to see. Two circles show a cockerel, in one it is alive, in one it is dead. In the centre of the picture is the rhyme:
"The Lazy Housemaids

Two maids killed the rooster whose warning
Awoke them too soon every morning.
But small were their gains,
For their mistress took pains
To rouse them herself without warning.

Laziness is its own punishment."
1900
17.8 x 18.8 cm
Publisher's print
Art and Design Library
Rights and purchasing
Option
Price
Digital FileElectronic file 72 dpi JPEG
£5.11(inc. VAT 20%)
Digital FileElectronic File 300 dpi TIFF
£26.04(inc. VAT 20%)
You can view and use digital images for personal and educational use. For more information, read our policy on image use. If you wish to use our images for commercial use, please contact us.