boy at L, holding switch in one hand, tugs on rope attached to ox's nose, at R; ox looking towards boy but does not appear to be moving; standing on embankment

Ox and Herdboy, 16th-18th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Ink on paperexpand_more

Gift of Elizabeth and Willard Clarkexpand_more  2013.30.1

Not on Viewexpand_more

Inscription (upper left): The recent tax is so heavy that the people and bulls never get fat. The herdboy longs for soft grass and wants to drag the bull to another village.

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Title
Ox and Herdboy
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.30.1
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boy at L, holding switch in one hand, tugs on rope attached to ox's nose, at R; ox looking towards boy but does not appear to be moving; standing on embankment