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Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Jean Jacques André Le Veau (French, 1729–1785), Engraved by Jacques Aliamet (French, 1726–1788), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Delafosse (French, 1721–1806), Engraved by Jean Jacques Flipart (French, 1719–1782), Engraved by Louis Simon Lempereur (French, 1725–1796), Engraved by Jean Ouvrier (French, 1725–1784), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Printer Joseph Gérard Barbou (French, 1723–1790)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 568


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 16.7 x 11.5 x 2.7 cm (6 9/16 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 82 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam [i.e., Paris: Barbou] 1762) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 143 leaves, plus 39 plates; [v. 2] 161 ll., plus 41 pls.; modern half gilt-stamped blue morocco, marbled paper boards (David).

Illustrations to La Fontaine’s tales.

Amsterdam [i.e., Paris: Barbou] 1762


Acquired in 1909 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