Charles-Nicolas Cochin

Aesop points to the bust of La Fontaine (frontispiece), 1755

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The frontispiece shows the bust of La Fontaine in the forest on a pedestal, around which the fabulist Aesop and several animals, the protagonists in the fables, are gathered. With a total of 277 illustrations of exceptional quality, the four volumes are a highlight of 18th-century French book illustration.

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