Ron Embleton (biography)Medium:
Mixed Media on PaperSize:
13" x 17" (340mm x 440mm)Date:
1984This is the unique original Mixed Media art by Ron Embleton.
This is the original painting by Ron Embleton used to illustrate the book Aesop's Fables, retold by Lornie Leete-Hodge (Dean, London, 1985).
A Farmer who had just stepped into his field to mend a gap in one of his fences, found at his return the cradle in which he had left his only child asleep turned upside down, the clothes all torn and bloody, and his Dog lying near it, besmeared also with blood. Immediately conceiving that the creature had destroyed his child, he instantly dashed out his brains with the hatchet in his hand; when turning up the cradle, he found his child unhurt, and an enormous serpent lying dead on the floor, killed by that faithful Dog whose courage and fidelity in preserving the life of his son deserved another kind of reward. These affecting circumstances afforded him a striking lesson how dangerous it is too hastily to give way to the blind impulse of a sudden passion.
This original painting is from the Ron Embleton family collection.