'Miss, I have a Monstrous Crow to pluck with you!!', 1794. Artist: James Gillray
'Miss, I have a Monstrous Crow to pluck with you!!', 1794. An older woman (or possibly a man dressed as a woman), points at a younger woman, apparently pregnant, while a crow under table says 'Oh! Too bad'. Addressing someone as 'Miss' would indicate that she is pregnant outside marriage, a serious scandal at the time. The expression 'monstrous crow' comes from the 'Mother Goose' tales, and referrred to an argument or quarrel.
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'San Antonio Abad Visita A San Pablo', (San Antonio Abad visits Saint Paul), 1634, (c1934). Artist: Diego Velasquez
'San Antonio Abad Visita A San Pablo', (San Antonio Abad visits Saint Paul), 1634, (c1934). San Antonio visits St Paul the hermit at his cave and recounts the Golden Legend, a crow with a loaf of bread in its beak appears carrying double rations of food. Oil on canvas. Held in the Museo del Prado, Madrid. From Galerias De Europa: Museo Del Prado, by A. De Beruete y Moret & Augusto L. Mayer. [Editorial Labor, S.A., Barcelona, c1934]
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