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La Fontaine's Fables Illustrated By Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Published on , by Caroline Legrand
Auction on 20 August 2022 - 11:00 (CEST) - Salle des fêtes, place Élie-Lacoste - 24290 Montignac-Lascaux

The first day of sales at Montignac-Lascaux, Saturday, August 20th, the Pastaud Auction House will mark the occasion with a copy of the four large folio volumes of Fables choisies mises en vers (Selected Fables Written) by Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) published in 1755-1759 in Paris by Desaint, Saillant & Durand. €30...

  La Fontaine's Fables Illustrated By Jean-Baptiste Oudry
 

The first day of sales at Montignac-Lascaux, Saturday, August 20th, the Pastaud Auction House will mark the occasion with a copy of the four large folio volumes of Fables choisies mises en vers (Selected Fables Written) by Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) published in 1755-1759 in Paris by Desaint, Saillant & Durand. €30 000/35 000 will be needed to carry away these volumes belonging to this famous edition of only one hundred copies and illustrated with 275 plates drawn by the animal painter Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755), engraved by Cochin, Tardieu, Prévost, Chedel and Lempereur. In addition to these superb illustrations are 203 floral and allegorical culs-de-lampe, engraved on wood by Le Sueur and Papillon in the style of Bachellier.

Saturday 20 August 2022 - 11:00 (CEST) - Live
Salle des fêtes, place Élie-Lacoste - 24290 Montignac-Lascaux
Pastaud
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