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Aesop's Fable: The Fox and the Crow

Unknown1840

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Greek revival style. Central motif is a framed picture of Aesop's fable "The Fox and the Crow" on black background. Surrounded by medallions of fruits and flowers, trailing grape vines, Greek palmettes, birds, and scrolls. Printed in 9 colors: orange, brown, black, lavender and blue on an off-white satin ground.

Details

  • Title: Aesop's Fable: The Fox and the Crow
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1840
  • Physical Dimensions: w480 x h535 cm
  • Type: Sidewall
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of Catharine Oglesby
  • Medium: Block-printed on paper
  • Dimensions: Overall: 54 x 48.3 cm (21 1/4 x 19 in.)

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