A series of thirty eight plates after Lancret-Boucher-Eisen-Pater etc. Illustrating the tales of La Fontaine. Proof impressions on Japanese paper [cover title]

N.p. ca. 1900. Hardcover. Folio; 38 engraved plates mounted to thick card stock; loose as issued in grey printed cloth chemise (rather soiled); chemise spine perished, edges scuffed; one plate separated from mount, else contents fine. A collection of illustrations from early editions of the Tales of La Fontaine, all signed in text by the engraver F. Depollier, representing mostly the works of French Rococo artists of the 18th century, including 12 plates after Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743); 8 by Jean-Baptiste Pater (signed in text "Paterre," (1695-1736)); four each by the artists François Boucher, Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen, and Nicolas Vleughels; and a couple examples by Claude Lorrain (also signed Laurin), P. Le Mesle, and Sébastien Le Clerc.

Yale and the National Gallery of Australia only in OCLC as of November, 2014. Very good. Item #651

Price: $225.00

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