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Diego Velázquez. Aesop. c.1639-41. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Diego Velázquez. Aesop.
Aesop is a legendary Greek fabulist, who lived in the 6th century BC. According to various legends he was a Phrygian slave, who was granted his freedom, or a confidant of King Croesus of Lydia. The medieval tradition made him an ugly cripple. The Fables attributed to him are most probably a compilation of tales from many sources

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