[The Yoked Sow and the Thieving Piglets]Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)
[The Yoked Sow and the Thieving Piglets]    c. 1824
4.7 x 7.3 cm
EAG 90.42.221


The vignette appears in the 1826 edition of the Land Birds, p. 370. Bain notes that the pencil transfer drawing is in the collection of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. He also notes that the original wood block (in a private collection in Detroit) is dated 2 July 1824 on its underside. Iain Bain also owns a proof impression of this vignette inscribed by Bewick's owned hand: "How can ye expect the bairns will be honest when the mother's a thief?"

Bibliography: Bain I, 166.