1863  "Le Satyre et le Passant."  (Jean) Pastelot.  L'Illustrateur des Dames: Journal des Soirees de Famille."  3rd year, No. 43.  October 25, 1863.  Front cover.  10¼" x 14".  €10 at Clignancourt, July, '19.

This rendition of the fable is more active than some others.  The satyr is actively dispelling the visitor or, perhaps more accurately, warding him off from his children and wife.  The attractive woman balances the male satyr nicely.  I cannot tell whether we are in a cave or a woods: perhaps that is the point!

1879  "Le Meunier, son Fils et l'Ane, d'apres M. Lejeune."  L'Illustration Europeenne, November 1, 1879.  9th year, Number 52.  Front cover.  10¼" x 14".  €10 at Clignancourt, July, '19.

This rendition of MSA seems very familiar.  A group of women criticize the adult miller for making his son walk beside his mount.  The son is here propped up with a stick.  The following page quotes a 16th century version of the fable, concluding with "Ne nous en chaille, mais faisons toujours ce qui'il est bon de faire."  The article then asks "Ne trouvez-vous pas cette conclusion superior a celle de La Fontaine?"  La Fontaine's miller decides to please himself.


1906  "Le Corbeau et le Renard."  (Achille) Lemot.  La Croix Illustree.  7th year, No. 312.  December 16, 1906.  Back cover.  10" x 14".  €10 at Clignancourt, July, '19.

This large illustration tells the fable, with La Fontaine's verse, through three top and three bottom cartoon panels.  At the center, flanked by the fable's two animals, are two men.  The fox on the right is perhaps cajoling the rustic to vote as the fox wants.  This human fox has in his pocket the book "Profession of Faith: Citizens."  The rustic holds a flier "Bulletin de Vote."