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FS Oudry Metz Museum

1912?  J.B. Oudry, "Le Renard et la Cigogne.:  Sepia-and-white photograph of FS painting.  Musée de Metz.  Metz: E. Prillot, Éditeur.  $8 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne Ricouart, France, Sept., '18. 

Oudry is famous for his magnificent tapestry-like illustrations for the significant four-volume edition of the fables of 1755-59.  Here he shows off his painter's gifts.  The stance and expression of the fox, I would say, suggests the fox's appropriate dissatisfaction with his payback.  The scenic background seems to me typical of the Oudry we know from those magnificent illustrations.