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1890? 4 full-colored cards almost 4¼" x 2¾" and showing La Fontaine's fables. Each card has a block-print red title and "Deposé" on the picture side and nothing on the verso. Three full-sized cards for 150 Francs from Annick Tilly, Clignancourt, August, '01. One cropped card (MM) from Annick two years earlier.  An additional GA card marked "A la Madeleine, Béziers."

The haughty crow in FC is paying the bowing and scraping man in the red coat to praise him. I think these are excellent illustrations! FG is a classic, as the unhappy old man turns away from the pretty young women. Note the grapes in the left background. The faces on both figures in GA are well done: judgmental and rejected, respectively. The MM card, though cropped, presents a lovely picture of a disappointed young woman. She is in fancy attire to take milk to town, including roses on her slippers! Notice the animals galloping away from her. Well done! While "Deposé" probably indicates only that the publisher or design is registered somewhere, it is the only identifying mark I can find. I believe that these cards were ready for imprinting as trade cards, and so I have included them here.

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