Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) - 8 prints from LaFontaine's fables

Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) - 8 prints from LaFontaine's fables
Etching - signed - 1685

Eight prints (on 7 pages) cut out from the 1685 edition of the book in two volumes Tome Premiere & Tome Seconde "Contes et nouvelles en vers de Monsieur de La Fontaine: Nouvelle edition enrichie de Tailles-douce" by the French Poet Jean de la Fontaine (1621-1695).

Published in Amsterdam by Henry Desbordes (fl. 1680-1711)

Prints made by Romeyn de Hoghe

Cut out from the book, along the border-lines, thereby omitting the title of each story. One page with image on both sides. The others have text on the verso, and some also have an ornamental design (see photos of front & back).

The prints are from these pages with their chapter headings:
Tome Premiere
Pages 157-158 "Pate d'Anguille"
pages 163-164 "Le Magnifique"
pages 191-192 " La Clochette
Pages 195-196 "Le Glouton"
Pages 205-206 "Soeur Jeanne" & on verso "Imitation D'Anacreon"

Tome Seconde
pages 49-50 "Le Villageois"
pages 207-208 "Le Bast"

Paper-Size: W8.0-8.5 x H 6.5-7.0cm

Condition: Damaged corners and edges, with small areas lost. Patches stuck on reverse. Stains, Age-related paper colouring (see photos)

Refs: Digitized version of Volume 1 of "Contes et nouvelle..." on "Internet archive" and of Volume 2 in GoogleBooks id: YTcDzKQM7D0C

Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) Dutch painter, sculptor, medal maker, goldsmith, etcher, and publisher. Born in Amsterdam. Working in in 1668 in Paris and from 1687 in Haarlem. A major book illustrator, producing several thousand prints.

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Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708)
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8 prints from LaFontaine's fables
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