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Contes et nouvelles en vers

1721
Etched by Unidentified artist, Dutch, 18th century (Dutch), Etched by W. Jonckman (Dutch, 18th century), Copied after Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch, 1645–1708), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher N. Etienne Lucas (Dutch, 18th century)


Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Landwehr, de Hooghe as Book Illustrator, 67

Dimensions

Overall (each volume): 16.3 x 11 x 2 cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1624a-b

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 71 etchings and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: N. Etienne Lucas, 1721) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 126 leaves, [v. 2] 142 leaves; modern gilt-stamped brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece; illustrations to La Fontaine’s tales


Amsterdam: N. Etienne Lucas, 1721

Provenance

Acquired in 1906 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