The Dog and the Crocodile.
Print Club of Cleveland, 1950. Woodcut measuring 21 by 14 1/2 inches. One of 250 copies, signed and dated by Antonio Frasconi, an artist born in Uruguay and known for his distinctive woodcuts and numerous illustrated books for children. In this depiction of Aesop’s fable, a hungry, curvaceous crocodile tempts a dog to linger by the Nile. Included as number five of Frasconi’s 1950 portfolio of fifteen woodcuts, Some Well Known Fables. Nine of these illustrations were later used in the book Known Fables, published by the Spiral Press. Printed and “spoon-rubbed” by the artist himself. Fine in a mat, with the original label from the Print Club of Cleveland and an offprint from their catalog. Item #15521