A cotton shopper bag featuring the striking ‘Reynard the Fox’ by Philip Reinagle (1749-1833).
- Fully lined
- Size when flat: 360mm x 400mm
- Handles: 300mm straight from top of handles to top of bag
- Made in the UK exclusively for the Bodleian Libraries
- 100% cotton.
Reynard was once the most popular and beloved character in European folklore, as familiar as Robin Hood, King Arthur or Cinderella. His character spoke eloquently for the unvoiced and disenfranchised, but also amused and delighted the elite, capturing hearts and minds across borders and societal classes for centuries.
The story of Reynard the fox features prominently in our exhibition North Sea Crossings, telling the story of Anglo-Dutch exchanges through beautiful medieval manuscripts, early prints, maps, animal stories and other treasures from the Bodleian’s collections. The exhibition runs until the 18th of April in the ST Lee Gallery at the Weston Library and entry is free.