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Fables Nouvelles, Dediées au Roy

Author:
Lamotte-Houdar (French, 1672–1731)
Publisher:
Gregoire Dupuis , Paris
Artist:
Claude Gillot (French, Langres 1673–1722 Paris)
Published in:
Paris
Date:
1719
Medium:
Printed book with etched illustrations
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 1/16 x 8 1/8 x 1 7/16 in. (25.5 x 20.6 x 3.7 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1934
Accession Number:
34.15
Not on view
Although he was not trained as a professional printmaker, Gillot found a robust market for his whimsical small-scale designs for book illustrations, which he often etched himself with remarkable fluidity.
The Fish and the Fireworks

Vendor: XVIIIth Century Shop
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Artists and Amateurs: Etching in Eighteenth-Century France," October 1, 2013–January 5, 2014.

Cohen 594; Lewine p. 289; Brunet III.801; Portalis and Beraldi II. p. 316; (Gillot); T-B. XIV p. 44; Populus 31-97 (67 vignettes); E. Dacier: "Le Premier livre illustré du 18 siècle" in Trésors des Bibliothèque de France, II, 1-14
Perrin Stein Artists and Amateurs: Etching in 18th-Century France. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013, cat. no. 34, 62, 63,190, ill.



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