The Fox and the Sour Grapes

Oskar Kokoschka

Oskar Kokoschka - The Fox and the Sour Grapes
This colour lithograph’s theme refers to Aesop’s fable The Fox and the Grapes. The fox was passing a high vine bush and saw ripe grapes which he wanted to taste. Although he tried various ways to reach the grapes by running and leaping high, he did not succeed. The moral of the fable is that the wise should ask such questions that would not tempt them to strive for what cannot be attained.
measurements: height 406 mm
width 562 mm
material: paper
technique: colour lithograph
inventory number: R 228698
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: copyrighted work

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