The Tortoise and the Birds
Photomechanical reproduction of pen and ink drawing.
4½ x 3¼ inches
Joseph Jacobs,The Fables of Aesop, p.110.
Tortoise asking the birds to carry him to his new home; two frogs and a lizard listen on with incredulity at his trusting stupidity. As usual, Heighway’s design is part verisimilitude and part decorative pattern. Airless in effect, it maintains a child-like tone.
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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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