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Contes de La Fontaine

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


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


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