Original etching and engraving combination on a verge type paper with watermark (not visible on every sheet). on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 30.5 x 46 cm. The image size is ca. 21 x 28.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 12 x 18.1 inch. The image size is ca. 8.3 x 11.2 inch.
Fable CL: ‘Le Rieur et les Poissons.’ (The Amusement and the fish.) On this plate: A banquet with people eating fish. This plate comes with the accompanying pages(s) with Fable text. This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from the most attractive large paper edition of: ‘Fables Choisies …’, by Jean de la Fontaine, published in Paris by Desaint & Saillant et Durand, De l’Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1755-1759. It is considered as one of the highlights of all illustrated books. Referred to as the ‘Oudry Edition’, with 275 engraved plates after Jean-Baptiste Oudry by Cochin, Tardieu, Pré.vost, Chedel, Lempereur, and others.Artists and Engravers: Author: Jean de la Fontaine. Artist: Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1685-1755). The engraver of this print is P.F. Tardieu.
Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and occasional light staining and shop soiling as visible on image. Some remains of binding in left margin.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-FABLE-EATING-FISH-LA FONTAINE