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Gouget 1834 Prints

I have found the work of Emile Joseph Alexandre Gouget on three occasions and in three forms.  The first two, the simplest, cost €2 apiece at a flea market in Strasbourg in July, '19.

The Forest and the Woodcutter

The Farmer, the Dog

& the Fox


In my short time in Paris in the summer of 2014, I managed to find a number of fable materials.  Among them are broadsides or separated pages from Gouget's edition of La Fontaine in 1834 (Bodemann #279.1).  There are two groups. 

One group of five is carefully matted but without decoration around the page of text and illustration.  They are slightly colored.  The seller labeled them "1834" and that was the first clue that these are Gouget's work.  Gouget's signature is at the bottom of most texts.  The illustrations here are slightly colored.  These five are the following.  Click on any image to see it enlarged.

The Dog and Her Puppies

The Lark and Her Young

The Man & His Wooden Idol

The Oracle and the Impious Man


A third group of twelve has elaborate printer's designs around the (identical) illustration and text.  Each has these three signatures: Gouget Dir. Ex"; "N. PA. Xardo Sc."; and "LeMercier."

These prints include the following.  Click on any image to see it enlarged.


The Bassa and the Merchant

The Daughter

Head & Tail of the Serpent

The Ingratitude of Man vis-a-vis Fortune

The Man & His Wooden Idol

The Man Who Runs After Luck & the Man Who Stays in Bed

The Pupil, the Pedant & the Garden Master

The Treasure-Hound & the Monkey

The Two Friends

Crow, Gazelle, Tortoise & Rat (Page 2 of 2)

Kite, King & Hunter (Page 2 of 2)