'Some of the Drolleries of The Great Exhibition', 1851.

Cruikshank, George

'Some of the Drolleries of The Great Exhibition', 1851.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

Etching by George Cruikshank inspired by Goethe's telling of the story of Renaud the Fox. Reanud the Fox was a hero of medieval animal epics and a champion of the peasants against the upper clases. The top half of Cruikshank's image sees a variety of animals, such as toads, hares and weasels, undertake human tasks including taking tea, smoking and shaving. At the bottom of the image Renaud the Fox is depicted. Published by D Bogue 1st July 1851.

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