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Creator:
Samuel Howitt, 1756–1822, British
Title:

Nine Foxes Gathered Around a Tree: an Illustration of Aesop's Fable, "The Fox who Lost His Tail"

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, with pen, in black ink, over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream, wove paper, mounted on, moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 10 11/16 × 10 1/16 inches (27.1 × 25.6 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 6 1/8 × 8 3/16 inches (15.6 × 20.8 cm), and Sheet: 5 1/4 × 7 1/4 inches (13.3 × 18.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen with black ink, (on label, matted onto mount) upper left: "S. Howitt 1756-1822. | Exch: British Country LIfe Exhibition: 1937" | (inscribed in pen, with blue ink) [A?]rt Exhibition Beureau, 1952/3"; inscribed in pen with black ink (on label, matted onto mount) upper right: "D982"; inscribed in graphite, (on label, matted onto mount) lower right: "LGP"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "French Pattern | F.g. [1 or I?] | B"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "4"

Signed in pen with black ink, upper left: "Howitt"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.934
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:46983
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