The Hare and the Tortoise
Hand-coloured wood engraving by Joseph Swain.
11 x 9 inches.
Charles Bennett, The Fables of Aesop, p.47.
This illustration accompanies Bennett’s revision of Aesop’s text. The artist’s gloss seems to confirm the original sentiment – claiming in the aphorism that victory in ‘the race is not always to the swift’ (p.46) [continued below].
Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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