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Illustrated by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806), Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Illustrated by Jacques Louis François Touzé (French, 1747–1807), Etched by Paul-Edme Le Rat (French, 1849–1892), Etched by Ricardo de Los Rios (Spanish, 1846–1929), Etched by Félix Augustin Milius (French, 1843–1894), Etched by Augustin Mongin (French, 1843–1911), Portrait(s) designed by Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659–1743), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher Rouquette Libraire (French, 19th century), Etched by Peter Kauffmann (French, born in 1849), Etched by Gustave Fraipont (Belgian, born in 1849), Illustrated by Paul Avril (French, 1849–1928), Portrait(s) designed by Marguerite Gérard (French, 1761–1837), Illustrated by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 25.1 x 17.9 x 6 cm (9 7/8 x 7 1/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous etchings, plus extra illustrations.

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Rouquette, 1883) Quarto, two vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] lxii pp. [1 f.] 244 pp., plus plates; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 330 pp. [1 f.], plus pls.; contemporary half gilt-stamped red morocco, marbled paper boards (Dodé).

Literary illustrations, portraits.

Paris: P. Rouquette, 1883


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