Illustrated Aesop's Fables, 1857



This series of colourful illustrations are from Aesop's Fables by Charles H Bennet, a prolific Victorian illustrator. Bennett transforms the animals of the original tales into comic half-man half-animal creations.

The fables all use anthropomorphism to explore ethical quandaries and different aspects of human nature – the animals depicted speak to each other and experience human emotions, and their behaviours often show them using their wit to triumph against adversity.

Full title
The Fables of Æsop and others. Translated into human nature…
estimated 1857 , London
Book / Childrens book / Illustration / Image
Aesop , Charles H Bennett [illustrator]
Held by
British Library
Usage terms
Public Domain

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