Hare and Tortoise By Edward Bawden

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Colour linocut, 1970.
In the 1970’s Bawden made a series of prints based on Aesop’s fables.
The tortoise and the hare each claim an ability to run fastest.
They agree upon a race, but mid-way through, convinced of his skills, the hare decides to rest – to sleep by the roadside.
The tortoise, aware of his own pace, decides to run all the way without stopping; he overtakes the hare, and so wins the race.
The moral?
Hard work is often better than skills taken for granted.

Giclée Print, Limited Edition (1/850) on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag.
Hand-numbered and hand-embossed.
Image Size 300 x 420mm
Paper Size: 420 x 510mm