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1685
Illustrated by Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch, 1645–1708), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Printer Henry Desbordes (Dutch (?), 17th century)


Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet III, 758-59; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, IX, nos. 591-648; Landwehr, de Hooghe Book Illustrator, 62 (second issue)

Dimensions

Overall: 16.4 x 10.7 x 3 cm (6 7/16 x 4 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1762

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with etched frontispiece and 58 etchings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Henry Desbordes, 1685) Octavo; (two vols. bound together) 239 leaves; nineteenth[?] century gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Etched frontispiece and illustrations of La Fontaine’s fables.


Amsterdam: Henry Desbordes, 1685

Provenance

Alfred Braithwaite; acquired in 1901 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