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Contes et nouvelles en vers

Etched by Unidentified artist, Dutch, 18th century, Etched by W. Jonckman (Dutch, 18th century), Copied after Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch, 1645–1708), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher N. Etienne Lucas (Dutch, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Landwehr, de Hooghe as Book Illustrator, 67


Overall (each volume): 16.3 x 11 x 2 cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 71 etchings and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: N. Etienne Lucas, 1721) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 126 leaves, [v. 2] 142 leaves; modern gilt-stamped brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece; illustrations to La Fontaine’s tales

Amsterdam: N. Etienne Lucas, 1721


Acquired in 1906 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