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The Boy in the Nettle
  • Thomas Bewick
    1753–1828
    born: Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom ; died: Gateshead, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
  • The Boy in the Nettle, 1879
  • Fables- deluxe edition of 1879 (Fable XLV and XLIV)
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • wood engraving
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 47 x 60 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 1 7/8 x 2 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 243 x 170 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 9/16 x 6 11/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift of Hal M. Davison, Class of 1949
  • Not on display
  • 1998.0229.01-2
Description

recto: a young man in 19th century clothing, hot near his foot, stands near a road.

verso: a man with 2 crossed canes walks down a country road in the rain. barns in the background.

Fables-deluxe edition of 1879 (pp. 59-60)