[Lion with lion-tamer performing on stage; from Aesop's Fables.]
Etching on laid paper, illustrating 'Androcleus: or, the Roman slave'. Image 250 x 190mm, 9¾ x 7½". Lacking margins.
The lion performing on a raised platform encouraged by his trainer with a whip; also on stage a goat and a lamb, on the back of which the lion rests his right forepaw. An impressed crowd standing below in the foreground, watching; landscape seen through an opening at right. The story is included in 'Ęsopics: or, a second collection of fables ... By John Ogilby'.
See BL 1872.a.12.(2.) 82.l.5.(2.).
[Ref: 23484] £120.00