The Hart and the Vine

hart and vine deer death ivy illustration by alexandria noel

11×14″ pen and ink illustration on 140# bristol paper.

This illustration is based off of Aesop’s fable, “The Hart and the Vine”:

A hart, hard pressed in the chase, hid himself beneath the large leaves of a Vine. The huntsmen, in their haste, overshot the place of his concealment. Supposing all danger to have passed, the Hart began to nibble the tendrils of the Vine. One of the huntsmen, attracted by the rustling of the leaves, looked back, and seeing the Hart, shot an arrow from his bow and struck it. The Hart, at the point of death, groaned: “I am rightly served, for I should not have maltreated the Vine that saved me.”


Illustration and artwork is exclusively copyrighted by Alexandria Noël. All rights reserved.