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The Hen and the Fox; The Cat and the Fox

Crane, Walter, 1900, Publisher's print
The Hen and the Fox; The Cat and the Fox
The Hen and the Fox; The Cat and the Fox
The Hen and the Fox; The Cat and the Fox
Category
Library Item
Item no
40081
Title
The Hen and the Fox; The Cat and the Fox. Illustrated pages from 'Baby's Own Aesop'
Description
A fox with its tongue out, looks up at a chicken, sitting on its perch. To the right, a cat on a branch of a tree, looks down at a fox, which this time has turned away. Behind the tree is a group of dogs. The two rhymes read:
"The Hen and the Fox

The hen roosted high on her perch;
Hungry fox down below, on the search,
Coaxed her hard to descend
She replied. "Most dear friend!
I feel more secure on my perch."

Beware of interested friendships.

The Cat and the Fox

The fox said, "I can play, when it fits,
Many wiles that with man make me quits."
"But my trick's up a tree!"
Said the cat, safe to see
Clever fox hunted out of his wits.

Trust to skill rather than wit."
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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