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Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Charles-Ange Boily (French, 1738/39–1813), Engraved by Charles François Adrien Macret (French, 1751–1789), Engraved by Philippe Nicolas Milcent (French, 18th century), Portrait(s) designed by Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659–1743), Engraved by Pierre Savart (French, born in 1737), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 571; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 27


Overall (each vol.): 19.3 x 12 x 3 cm (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 81 etched and engraved plates, plus numerous etched vignettes and tailpieces

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam [i.e., Paris]: 1764) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 122 leaves, plus plates; [v. 2] 134 ll., plus pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Author portrait; illustrations to La Fontaine’s tales; decorative vignettes.

Amsterdam [i.e., Paris]: 1764


Contemporary [?] booklabel with initials EV, VE [?]; acquired in 1913 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