A fox came by and asked: ‘Why are you weeping, Snow White?’
Ink and gouache on Arches hot pressed watercolour paper, 140lbs/300gsm.
Illustration for Snow White and the Fox
, from Myths and Legends of Russia
, collected by Aleksandr Afanas'ev and translated by Norbert Guterman; published by The Folio Society: [link]
More illustrations for the book can be found in this folder
This tale is one of the rarer instances in which a fox plays a benevolent role, rather than an antagonistic one. The 'Snow White' of this tale bears no relation to the more famous one of the poisoned apple from the Brothers Grimm.
----------Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2009
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