Dove, from the series A Moral Alphabet of Vice and Folly
16 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (41.28 x 37.47 cm)
Gift of the artist, 2002.008.01.05
A Dove built a nest in the wreath of an Imperial bust. “If the Emperor were still alive he would skin me for this indignity,” thought the dove. “It’s a good thing for me that he’s dead.”
Moral: A tyrant should get his licks in while he can.