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The Head and the Tail of the Serpent, from the Fables of La Fontaine

Artist:
Félix Bracquemond (French, Paris 1833–1914 Sèvres)
Artist:
After Gustave Moreau (French, Paris 1826–1898 Paris)
Author:
Written by Jean de La Fontaine (French, Château-Thierry 1621–1695 Paris)
Date:
1886
Medium:
Etching; sixth state of seven
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 1/16 x 12 3/8 in. (45.9 x 31.5 cm) plate: 15 3/16 x 10 5/8 in. (38.5 x 27 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
66.559.44
Not on view
After Gustave Moreau

Signature: lower right, in plate: Gustave Moreau

Inscription: lower left: GUSTAVE MOREAU PINX.
lower right: BRACQUEMOND SC.
bottom center: LA TESTE & LA QUEUE DU SERPENT
Vendor: Paul Prouté, Paris
Béraldi 800 vi/vii; BN III.386.424
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