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Illustrated by Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (French, 1747–1819), Illustrated by Auguste Jean-Marie Guénepin (French, 1780–1842), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Michel Dupréel (French, active 1787–1817), Engraved by Augustin-François Lemaitre (French, 1797–1870), Portrait(s) designed by Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659–1743), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher Leclere fils (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Vicaire IV, 917; II, 958


Overall (each vol.): 19.7 x 12.6 x 2.1 cm (7 3/4 x 4 15/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 72 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Leclere fils, 1861) Duodecimo, two vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] iv, 260 pp., plus one plate; (v. 2) [2 ff.] v, 307 pp.; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped half red morocco, marbled paper boards (Lacornée).

Literary illustrations; author and illustrator portraits.

Paris: Leclere fils, 1861


Acquired in October 1904 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