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Kempenaar Oriental French B

Kempenaar Oriental French B

1900? Two cards from a series of 12 each presenting La Fontaine fables in an oriental style.  Imp. J.E. Goossens, Brussels."

These are 3¼" x 4 7/8".  Like those in other Kempenaar series, they add an oval in the lower left: apparently a man with a pitchfork and a seated woman are both drinking Elixir De Kempenaar. The border of each card has its own intricate pattern.  The cards of this "B" series are numbered "6" (Wagoneer in Mud) and "7" (TMCM) in the lower right of the picture side. "Elixir De Kempenaar" is on both sides of each card. The verso of each has "Imp. J.E. Goossens, Brussels," and the text of its fable.  These cards, unlike those in Series A, have a differing formats for the boxes for the fable title on the front side.  Both of these cards have "Serié B (12 fables) No. 2" on the verso!

Cart Driver in Mud