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Scenes from Aesop's Fables

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1870,0514.1181

  • Title (series)

    • Scenes from Aesop's Fables
  • Description

    The bear and the honey-bees; a trencher copied from Gheeraerts's illustrations to Aesop. c.1630/6
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1630-1636
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 127 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with four lines of verse around the image:

        The Bees so feircely sting the Beare
        While he their hony Hiues do teare
        So some that Pleasure seekes in haste
        With sower sawce their sweete do taste.
  • Curator's comments

    From a set of twelve plates (1870,0514.1180 to 1191) that were intended to be used as trenchers. For comment see 1870,0514.1180.

  • Location

    Not on display (166.c.4)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1870

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1870,0514.1181

The bear and the honey-bees; a trencher copied from Gheeraerts's illustrations to Aesop.  c.1630/6  Engraving

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The bear and the honey-bees; a trencher copied from Gheeraerts's illustrations to Aesop. c.1630/6 Engraving

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