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The Fable of the Man, the Son and the Ass
  • Karel van Mallery, artist
    1571–after 1635
    born: Antwerp, Belgium
    Ambrosius Francken
    1544–1618
    born: Herentals, Belgium ; died: Antwerp, Belgium
    Philip Galle, publisher
    1537–1612
    born: Haarlem, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
  • The Fable of the Man, the Son and the Ass, circa 1590
  • Where object was made: Flanders
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 194 x 250 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 9 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 270 x 365 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 5/8 x 14 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0071.03
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
Catalogue raisonné

Three richly dressed people (two men, one woman) admonish son for letting his old father walk while he rides the donkey. Identified as scene two from Aesop’s Fable.