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Illustrated by Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch, 1645–1708), Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher 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)


Overall: 16.2 x 10.7 x 2.7 cm (6 3/8 x 4 3/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with etched frontispiece and 58 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Henry Desbordes, 1685) Octavo; (two vols. bound together) 239 leaves; modern gilt-stamped light brown calf.

Etched frontispiece and illustrations of La Fontaine’s fables.

Amsterdam: Henry Desbordes, 1685


Mrs. Horatio G. Curtis, by whom bequeathed to MFA, October 10, 1940.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis