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The Fox and the Mosquitoes; the Fox and the Lion

Crane, Walter, 1900, Publisher's print
The Fox and the Mosquitoes; the Fox and the Lion
The Fox and the Mosquitoes; the Fox and the Lion
The Fox and the Mosquitoes; the Fox and the Lion
Category
Library Item
Item no
40055
Title
The Fox and the Mosquitoes; the Fox and the Lion. Illustrated page from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
Description
Four panels accompany the rhymes. In the top right of the page a fox is surrounded by mosquitoes. In the next two panels the background is dark instead of light: a fox looks at a lion; and in the third panel the image is (almost) reversed. In the final panel, the fox is again looking at the lion, whose tongue is now in instead of out, and the background is light again. The rhymes read:
"The Fox and the Mosquitoes

Being plagued with mosquitoes one day
Said old fox - "pray don't send them away,
For a hungrier swarm
Would work me more harm;
I had rather the full ones should stay."

There were politicians in Aesop's time.

The Fox and the Lion

The first time the fox had a sight
Of the lion, he 'most died of fright;
When he next met his eye,
Fox felt just a bit shy;
But the next, quite at ease, and polite.

Familiarity destroys fear."
Artist / maker
Date
1900
Size
17.8 x 18.8 cm
Type
Publisher's print
Location
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%)
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