22 January 2003
Reynard the Fox and Braun the Bear searching for honey in the joiner's yard: an illustration to Canto II of Goethe's Reineke Fuchs
black chalk, pen and brown ink, watercolor, in a contemporary mount
6¼ x 10 in. (160 x 252 mm.)
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See note to the previous lot.
In Goethe's tale, Braun the Bear has been sent to bring Reynard to justice, but the fox uses the bear's greed for honey to trap him in a tree stump, facilitating his escape.
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