Frog & Spider

A clever frog waits for his dinner to come to him. It seems a spider web may not provide much protection for a spider who seems to be dangling in front of a frog. While the frog simply sits upon a lily pad, his dinner seems to be dropping right into his mouth. The frog is sitting as if he were human and is surrounded by cattails, a pair of butterflies and a flowering lily.

This is one of the more whimsical and clip-art like images from a huge children’s book/encyclopedia from the 1800s.

Over 200 illustrations from Hill’s Album of Biography and Art are now included on Reusable Art. It was published in 1882 by Thomas E. Hill.

frog and spider drawing

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.