Illustrations of Aesop's Fables:  the Fox and the Cat

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Illustrations of Aesop's Fables:  the Fox and the Cat


Aesop Fable's etchings


These images were drawn by etcher Wenceslaus Hollar, and subsequently used in John Ogilby’s Aesop Fables. Each drawing was given a title and morally focused story that encouraged readers to learn from the past to move forward. These stories were known as “The Fox and The Cat,” “The Stag and The Pool,” “The Bear and the Honey,” and “Of the Husbandman and the Serpent.” Hollar used an etching technique to draw these detailed illustrations, creating a realistic drawing that offered the reader an escape from the past.


Wenceslaus Hollar


Ogilby, John, 1600-1676. 1668. The Fables of Aesop Paraphras'd in Verse Adorn'd with Sculpture, and Illustrated with Annotations / by John Ogilby .. London, Printed by Thomas Roycroft, for the author.


Aesop Fable's: The Second Edition was re-issued in 1668 | 17th century


Gift of Nathan H. and Anna Creamer, in memory of their son George Louis Creamer, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder


Etching, Engraving


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Wenceslaus Hollar, “Illustrations of Aesop's Fables:  the Fox and the Cat,” CU Boulder Libraries RaD Community, accessed October 4, 2023,