1857 English Antique Hand Colored Engraving Charles H Bennett "The Ass In a Lion's Skin"
An 1857 English antique hand colored engraving by Charles H Bennett " The Ass in a Lion's Skin". This hand colored engraving by Charles H Bennett is titled " The Ass in a Lion's Skin" in which Aesop's Fables were translated and the characters were given humanistic forms. Timeless commentary with a bit of political satire as the ass dresses up in a lion's skin to prove he's king of all beasts. The lion in the door way pointing a finger at imposter are both wearing military attire with their sash, medals and striped pants. This hand colored engraving is marked Charles H. Bennett and dates to England in 1857. This hand colored antique engraving has a condition issue with some stains. folds and discoloration to the image. This antique hand colored engraving measures approx. 8" x 10" with an image size of approx. 5-1/4" x 6-1/2".
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