Avaricious and Envious
Photomechanical reproduction of pen and ink drawing.
3¾ x 3½ inches inches.
Joseph Jacobs,The Fables of Aesop, p.113.
Avaricious and Envious find that ‘Vices are their own punishments’. The facial expressions connote their characters’ wickedness and stupidity, with each vying for advantage over his neighbour.
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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.
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