Fox and Grapes by Agnes Miller Parker

Animals in Arcady

The engravings to AESOP by Agnes Miller Parker

Exhibited from Friday 1 January - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Please note this exhibition shows in Gallery Two, our events and education gallery. Opening hours vary from day to day – please call ahead before making a special visit or check our website for good days to visit.

Originally related orally, Aesop’s Fables are survivals of folk story-telling that have been collected and published through manuscript and printed versions right down to the present day. The fables, short, energetic, stories with an unmistakable moral, have for centuries provided a microcosm of the world, describing and dissecting human nature and motives with the desired end of improving human conduct and character - in both the powerful and powerless.

In the early thirties the artist Agnes Miller Parker (1895-1980) engraved her outstanding illustrations to the fables for the famous Gregynog private press’s edition of Caxton's Esope (originally published in 1484).  A selection of these prints, printed directly from the original wood blocks have been collected together for this elegant show.

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