Sunday, 8 August 2010

A Frog and an Ox by Edward Bawden

Beautiful colour linocut from 1970. In the 1970’s Edward Bawden made a series of prints based on Aesop’s fables. The frog, with feet firmly balanced on the water-lily, puffs himself up to twice his normal size. He points towards a passing Ox and, boasting to his companions, suggests that he, too, can be the size of this Ox. His companions doubt this, and with each puff deny that he has yet reached the Ox’s size. Determined, the Frog continues puffing until, finally, he bursts. The moral? Rather than imitate others, be true to your self. Size: Image 30 x 42cm; paper: 42 x 51cm. Format: Giclée Print, Limited Edition (1/850) on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag.


A Deegan said...

i so love this print. aren't the colours just so fab?