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The Once and Future King - The Wart and the Hawks.

  • ARTIST: Fritz Eichenberg

  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving,

    DATE: Date unknown.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition unknown. Image size 12 1/16 x 9" (30.6 x 22.9 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From "The Once and Future King" by T. H. White, illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg. In this scene the Wart, after having asked Merlyn to turn him into a hawk because he felt dejected and unwanted by the palace staff, is in conversation with the military trained hawks kept at the palace. He would ultimately go through a test of courage to prove himself and win the respect of his fellow birds before being turned human again. A lesson well learned, as far as Merlyn was concerned.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed and titled in pencil. Signed on wood block.

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.