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Calvet-Rogniat LaF

1960? 17 cards each illustrating in full color one fable of La Fontaine. Each is signed "Calvet-Rogniat." 3½" x 5½". Paris: Editions Educatives. Set for $100 from Alexandre Przopiorski de Cay, Lyon, France, June, '00.  Five cards, including FG, for €5 apiece, from Brie Comte Robert at the Paris Post Card Exhibit, Jan., '05.

 

Strong, colorful presentations of the fables. The picture side includes the large illustration and a title beneath. The verso contains the title again, the text of the fable, La Fontaine's name, and the "Editions Educatives: Paris" logo. I enjoy the expression on the face of the bumpkin fisherman (note the striped stockings) as he hauls in his little fish. Also well portrayed is the greed of the man in GGE. The illustrator represents the notion of "belling the cat" physically by having the chief rat hold a bell. He interprets the scene very well by having all the rest of the mice march away. It may be hard to believe that the weasel got into the granary through that very small hole!

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La Belette entrée dans un Grenier

Le Chat, la Belette et le petit Lapin  

La Cigale et la Fourmi

Le Cochet, le Chat, et le Souriceau  

Conseil tenu par les Rats

L'Huitre et les Plaideurs  

La Lièvre et la Tortue

Le Loup et l'Agneau  

Le Loup, la Chèvre, et le Chevreau  

Le Meunier, son Fils, et l'Ane

La Poule aux Oeufs d'Or

Le Renard et le Bouc

 

OF

 

Le Corbeau et le Renard

FG  

Le Héron

La Laitière et le Pot au Lait

Le Petite Poisson et le Pécheur

Le Renard et la Cigogne