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Broadside Reproductions of La Fontaine


1960?   Eighteen reproductions of posters done about 1890 by Maison Quantin.  The artists include H. Vogel, Gaston Gélibert, Mangonot, Godefroy, Etienne-Maurice-Firmin Bouisset, (Anatole Paul?) Ray, Job (=Jacques Marie Gaston Onfroy de Breville), and Gustave Fraipont.  €10 each from Librairie AMK, Marche Dauphine, Saint-Ouen, June, '19.

These reproductions are well done.  The seller estimated the date as 1960.  Several things have been removed from the original, including the text of the fable, found generally in a box with the original animal characters, and the artist's signature.  The range of these illustrations is fuller than in the larger broadsides, and the illustration "behind" the text box is filled in nicely.


Carter Stopped



The Hares and the Frogs

The Heron

The Little Fish and Angler


The Rat and the Oyster

Two Rats and an Egg

The Shepherd and the Sea

The Stag at the Pool

Two Doves

The Woodcutter and Forest


Two Goats