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Companion piece to “Flattering the Crow”, insiped by Aesop’s The Fox and the Crow
20″ × 22″ Acrylic on Canvas
snow, winter, nature, birds, animals, fox, fable, aesop
we need to give back to cesar what belongs to cesar : the Fox and the Crow is a fable from Jean de la Fontaine, french fabulist (1621-1965)…nonetheless your illustration of it is beautiful !my best, francis.
Thank you Francis.
– Heather Rinehart
I can only imagine the beautiful artistry that hangs on the walls of your children’s rooms! You are so multi-talented. Lovely composition that tells a story as well.
Ha Carolyn! Nothing hanging on the kids’ walls at all – we wouldn’t want to cover up the mural! Thank you for the compliment.
A lovely wintery scene! I love winter, and I love foxes!!
Thanks Jennifer. Me too!
I love this, what a gorgeous image
Thank you Lyn :)
Excellent, beautiful painting!!!
Per the link above “La Fontaine had many predecessors in the fable, especially in the beast fable. The poet took inspiration from Aesop …” Per a quick Google search: Aesop: The Fox and the Crow This is a lovely piece, as well.
Thank you Arletta, for your insight. So many of our best loved tales have been credited to persons who are not their authors, as much as they are the storytellers who have passed them along. Countless tales would be lost to the ages were it not for the storytellers such as Aesop, de la Fontaine, and the brothers Grimm who collected them and wrote them down. The stories themselves however, have been around as long as people have been telling them. I’m so glad you like my work, thank you for viewing! :)
I love foxes and winter too! Excellent artistry here Heather.
Yes, the red and white just make for a pleasing picture, don’t you think? This one I did more than ten years ago and it is still one of my favorites. Thank you for the compliment!