[br][b]Animalier and Satirist[/b]. [i]His Majesty Receives[/i] is typical of the artist’s blend of humorous fantasy with satirical undertones. Beard wrote a book entitled Humor in Animals (1885), in which he “quotes” the fox describing his species as having a brutal sort of humor, which is brought on by its need to hunt and kill in order to survive. In this c...
18 x 24-1/8 in
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art