La Perdrix - a Plate from the Fables of La Fontaine

By: Jean de La Fontaine's Fables Choisies, mises en vers.

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Book Condition: Good


Copper-plate engraved by Laurent Cars after Jean-Baptiste Oudry. Image: 28.3 by 21 cm (11 by 8.25 inches); sheet: 35.5 by 27.5 cm (14x10.75 inches)

Some staining and soil to margins, worming at lower right margin; mild toning.

This illustration is from Jean de La Fontaine's Fables Choisies, mises en vers. The work was edited by C. P. de Monthenault d'Egly and published in Paris by Chez Desaing & Saillant and Durand between 1755 and 1759.

The engravings were by Cochin, Tardieu, Prevost, Chedel, Lempereur and others after the original artwork of Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

Jean de La Fontaine (1621 - 1695) was a French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages. Jean de La Fontaine collected fables from a wide variety of sources, both Western and Eastern, and adapted them into French free verse. They were issued under the general title of Fables in several volumes from 1668 to 1694 and are considered classics of French literature. Humorous, nuanced and ironical, they were originally aimed at adults but then entered the educational system and were required learning for school children.

Title: La Perdrix - a Plate from the Fables of La Fontaine

Author Name: Jean de La Fontaine's Fables Choisies, mises en vers.

Illustrator: Laurent Cars

Categories: FAIRY TALES, FANTASY, MYTHOLOGY & FOLKTALES, ART; DESIGN & DECORATIVE ART, Maps, Prints, Art,

Publisher: Paris, Chez Desaing & Saillant and Durand: 1759

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition: Good

Type: Print

Seller ID: 011207