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Fables nouvelles

Etched by Claude Gillot (French, 1673–1722), Engraved by Nicolas Henri Tardieu (French, 1674–1749), Engraved by Charles Nicolas Cochin, père (French, 1688–1754), Engraved by Nicolas Etienne Edelinck (French, 1681–1767), Engraved by Charles Simonneau (French, 1645–1728), After Charles Antoine Coypel (French, 1694–1752), After Nicolas Vleughels (French, 1668–1737), After Jean Ranc (French, 1674–1735), After Bernard Picart (French, 1673–1733), After Jean-Baptiste Massé (French, 1687–1767), Author Antoine Houdar de La Motte (French, 1672–1731), Printer Jean-Baptiste Coignard (French, died in 1735), Publisher Grégoire Dupuis (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 594; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 3; Bibliothèque nationale, Inventaire 18th century, v. 10 (Gillot), nos. 31-98


Overall: 25.6 x 20.3 x 3.2 cm (10 1/16 x 8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 103 etchings and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Jean Baptiste Coignard, for Grégoire Dupuis, 1719) Quarto; 204 leaves; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (David).

Allegorical frontispiece; illustrations to fables.

Paris: Jean Baptiste Coignard, for Grégoire Dupuis, 1719


Acquired from William Ridler, Bookseller, London, 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