The Lobster and His Mother
Hand-coloured wood engraving by Joseph Swain.
11 x 9 inches.
Charles Bennett, The Fables of Aesop, p.19.
Bennett at his most ludicrous, this image is a moral reflection on vanity and pride, and how these two vices inevitably lead to suffering and ruin [Continued below].
Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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