The Lobster and His Mother

Charles Bennett


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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