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The Vultures and the Pigeons
This is an original art print. It is 126 years old.
Artist: Gustave Dore
Type of Print: Original Antique Wood Engraving
Size of Paper: 9 3/4" x 12 1/2"
Size of Image: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Printed in 1887 by Cassell Publishing
Printed on one side only; blank on the reverse. You will receive two sheets of paper; one is the art print and the other is the description.
Condition: Light signs of age. Yellowing around edges of paper. The image area is in excellent condition.
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More information about the print:
La Fontaine's Fable tells us how once there was a quarrel among the Vultures over the body of a dead dog, which resulted in a terrific encounter.
"With tooth and nail
They battled ; many chiefs fell dead,
Many a dauntless hero bled."
All this aroused the pity of the Pigeons, who succeeded in pacifying the quarrellers, but
they, as soon as they were united, turned against the defenceless peacemakers. In the illustration a long array of vultures are seen swooping down on the huddling pigeons, while indications of the preceding struggle are shown in the distance.