This most famous of birds, the phoenix has been a part of mythology for a number of ancient cultures. This phoenix drawing is perhaps not as magical and majestic as most but it certainly has a charm of its own.
The author of The Mythological Zoo introduced the children of 1912 to a menagerie full of mythological beasts, heroes and villians. All of them were brought to life by the artist Oliver Herford (1863-1935).
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