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A fable is a very brief story designed to teach some lesson or moral using animals, birds or insects. Aesop was the best known teller of fables in Ancient Greece and many of his stories are familiar. He is thought to have lived around 600 BC and to have been a freed slave from Thrace. Many of his fables were re-written by the poet Babrius in the first century AD and the fables we read today are based on Barbrius's work.
oil on canvas
H 100.5 x W 125 cm
gift from Merton Frankenburg, Esq.