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Twelve Fables of Aesop

Illustrated by Antonio Frasconi (Uruguayan (born in Argentina, active in the United States) 1919–2013), Author Aesop, Author Glenway Wescott (American, 1901–1987), Publisher Museum of Modern Art, Printer Spiral Press (American, 1926–1971)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book 111


Overall: 27.2 x 19.6 x 1.1 cm (10 11/16 x 7 11/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 20 linoleum cuts

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1954) 27.2 cm; [17 ff.]; original publisher’s half gilt-stamped red cloth, decorative printed paper boards (publisher’s original black paper slipcase with additional linoleum cut label).

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1954


Pen and dark blue ink: Antonio Frasconi / glenway westcott / J p Blumenthal"


W. G. Russell Allen (b. 1883 - d. 1955), Boston; 1963, bequest of W. G. Russell Allen to the MFA. (Accession date: June 19, 1963)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen


© Antonio Frasconi