The Frogs desiring a king
Wood engraving by Pannemaker
8½ x 5½ inches
Illustration for Aesop’s Fables, p.69.
An illustration to the story of the frogs who desire a better king – only to be sent a stork, who gobbles them up. Griset dramatizes Aesop’s tale with visceral and horrifying intensity, visually conveying the idea that the grass is always greener.
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