Underwood, Leon (1890 - 1975)
Crocodile. Wood-engraving. 1926. Signed and dated. For 'Animalia or Fibs about Beasts', Publ. Payson and Clarke, New York, 1926. 6.25x7 inches. Framed: 15x13.5 inches.

'O, happy, happy, crocodile! / You lie in slumber by the Nile / And like Methuselah of old, / Store up life a misers, gold. / With sort of crick-o'-dial, / You beam with an amusing smile. / While hurried creatures die insane / You snooze and, smiling, beat the game.'

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This work appears in the Exhibition: LEON UNDERWOOD - Prints 1921-1952