Cook's Folly from Sneyd Park
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
Legend goes that a gypsy told a local nobleman, Cook, that his only son would be killed by an unknown enemy before reaching adulthood. Cook then built this tower and placed his son in it for protection. On the day before the boy's 21st birthday God, in his anger at the father's unnatural excessive care, sent a viper to sting the boy who then died as a result - of his own father's folly!