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Stan Washburn (American, b. 1943)

Wolf, from the series A Moral Alphabet of Vice and Folly

Date: 1986
Medium: Etching
Object Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (41.28 x 37.47 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, 2002.008.01.24
Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang
A Wolf, having dispatched a pilgrim, was rebuked by a raven. “Think of his unhappy offspring,” remonstrated the bird. “Consider the destitution of your cubs, if the situation were reversed.” “That would certainly be very doleful,” agreed the wolf, “but I don’t think it’s very likely.”
Moral: Probability is the foundation of ethics.

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