Antique Print-FABLE-FORTUNE-La Fontaine-Oudry-1755



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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 29 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 12 x 18.1 inch. The image size is ca. 8.3 x 11.4 inch.

Fable CXXXVIII: ‘L’Ingratitude et l’Injustice des Hommes envers la Fortune.’ (The Ingratitude and Injustice of the Men against Fortune.) On this plate: Two men in a discussion. 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 J. Ouvrier.

Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and occasional light staining and shop soiling as visible on image. Some remains of binding in left margin. Damp staining in top margin outside image.


(PCO) B30-12

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Dimensions 1 cm


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