Religion and Liberty
Care and Hope

Comparison (2009-07-09):

  • [top segments]: Anonymous (1674), Fig. 4/4 to the orartie van de Professor L. Wolsogen over syndroom en de nytlegging van de felue gadaen … . The animals are based on illustrations by M. Gheeraerts the Elder to Aesop’s Fables. (Print now is located at British Museum, BM Satires 1047, reg.no.: 1868,0808.3286)
  • [bottom segments]: Henry Holiday (1876), two details from an illustration to Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark (woodcut by Joseph Swain)

 

The 1674 print is on the right side. The animals in that print are based on illustrations by M. Gheeraerts the Elder to Aesop’s Fables. (The print now is located at British Museum, BM Satires 1047, reg.no.: 1868,0808.3286.) This print depicts William III as well as the allegorical figures for “religion” and “liberty”. In his illustration (left side), Henry Holiday probably alluded to that 1674 print. It is known that he discussed with Dodgson (Carroll) about the possible allegorical depiction of “care” and “hope”.

 

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