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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
    born: Herentals, Belgium ; died: Antwerp, Belgium
    Philip Galle, publisher
    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
  • 2001.0071.04
Catalogue raisonné

A man and woman admonish father for riding donkey and making young son walk. Identified as scene three from Aesop’s Fable narrative.