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French Blue-Background

1960? 6 numbered cards from a set of at least 20 by an unknown publisher featuring each one fable of La Fontaine. 2½" x almost 4". Three cards for $18 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne-Ricouart, France, March, '01. Three cards, one (#20) in poor condition, for $12 from Annick Tilly, Clignancourt, August, '01.

These cards are unusual for their very lively and simple color schemes. OF may make the strongest visual statement. "Le Rat retiré du Monde" typifies the simple, even romantic approach to the fables here.

Blue back LaF OF.jpg (29075 bytes)

#4: OF

Blue back LaF retired rat.jpg (26536 bytes)

#7: "Le Rat retiré du Monde"

Blue back LaF rabbit & frogs.jpg (26676 bytes)

#11: "Le Lièvre et les Grenouilles"

Blue back LaF FM.jpg (28299 bytes)

#12: FM

Blue back LaF elephant & monkey.jpg (28362 bytes)

#18: "L'Éléphant et le Singe"

Blue back LaF cat & old rat.jpg (29644 bytes)

#20: "Le Chat et le vieux Rat"