La taupe suspendue

Félix Bracquemond (Paris 1833–1914 Sèvres), Les Taupes, 1854.
Etching; sixth state of seven. Sheet: 19 1/8 × 12 1/16 in. (48.6 × 30.7 cm) Plate: 10 5/8 × 7 5/8 in. (27 × 19.4 cm).
Inscribed in plate, lower right: “Bracquemond sculp.”
Inscribed in plate, bottom center: “LES TAUPES / Paris, Publié par CADART & LUQUET, Editeurs, 79, Rue Richelieu.”
Inscribed in plate, lower right: “Imp. Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris.”

Aux ramilles du peuplier
Danse la taupe suspendue,
Et vers la ferme le Taupier
Va réclamer la somme due.

The Met.

Was Edward Lear inspired by this? See his first collection of “Botanies” (1871):

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