The Life, Death and Burial of Cock Robin.Dulce est desipere in loco.
Very rare engraving, sheet 410 x 290mm (16 x 11½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
"Who Killed Cock Robin" is an English nursery rhyme, which is often used as a murder of archetype in world culture. The earliest record is in 'Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book' published c. 1744. Here it is accompanied by images of the animals from each stanza.
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