The Hare and the Tortoise

Charles Bennett


Hand-coloured wood engraving by Joseph Swain.

11 x 9 inches.

Charles Bennett, The Fables of Aesop, p.47.

This illustration accompanies Bennett’s revision of Aesop’s text. The artist’s gloss seems to confirm the original sentiment – claiming in the aphorism that victory in ‘the race is not always to the swift’ (p.46) [continued below].

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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