So great Ones keep the less in aw,/ Like Dog with Mutton under Paw.
I. Smith fe et ex. [n.d., c.1730.]
Rare etching, second state. Sheet 235 x 320mm, 9¼ x 12½". Vertical fold. Trimmed within plate; corners chipped.
A large snarling dog protects a sheep carcass, tumbled from a basket onto the floor; two smaller dogs approach from the right, and a startled monkey clings to a chair at left. Cutlery, fruit and vegetables strewn around. After Frans Snyders (Flemish, 1579 - 1657).
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