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Contes de La Fontaine

1883
Illustrated by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806), Etched by Adolphe T. J. Martial Potémont (French, 1828–1883), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher Jules Lemonnyer (French, active late 19th century)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Beraldi (Potémont) 29

Dimensions

Overall (each vol.): 33 x 26.5 x 5.9 cm (13 x 10 7/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2134

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous etchings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: J. Lemonnyer, 1883) Large quarto, two vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] lxix pp. [2 ff.] 288 pp., plus plates; (v. 2) [3 ff.] 418 pp. [1 f.], plus pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped inlaid yellow morocco (J. Bretault).

Literary illustrations; portraits.


Paris: J. Lemonnyer, 1883

Provenance

Gustave Bord (bookplate); acquired in 1905 in Paris by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent