The Fox Fattens up his Victim

The Fox Fattens up his Victim. Alfred Crowquill. Hand-coloured wood engraving; engraved by J. C. Jobbins, 3 ½ x 6 ½ inches. Source: Alfred Crowquill, The Careless Chicken, 8. One of Crowquill’s curiously child-like designs, with a pop-eyed fox evaluating his prey. The directness of the story-telling fuse with the bright colours to convey a folkish atmosphere and seems at times to resemble primitive art.

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Crowquill, Alfred. The Careless Chicken. London: Grant & Griffith, n.d. [mid 1850s],

Created 3 June 2017