Mercury and the Woodman

Ernest Griset


Wood engraving by Pannemaker

8½ x 5½ inches

Illustration for Aesop’s Fables, p.93.

A grotesque image which casts Mercury in the guise of Death; the Gothic forest recalls the dream-imagery of Doré, to whom Griset was often compared.

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  • Trees and leaves (upper left)
  • The woodsman
  • Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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