Overall: 4 7/8 x 5 x 1/4 in. ( 12.4 x 12.7 x 0.6 cm )
White tin-glazed earthenware tile with red transfer-printed decoration; buff-colored earthenware body; square frame made of scrolls ("88" border) containing corpulant cook in apron with tapped barrel, side of beef, ham, and fowl.
The design comes from a double print of 1772 by Brandoin entitled "France. England." It is a satircial print contrasting a well-fed English cook and a skinny French cook eating cats and frogs.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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