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La Tête et la queue du serpent

Artist:
Gustave Moreau (French, Paris 1826–1898 Paris)
Etcher:
Félix Bracquemond (French, Paris 1833–1914 Sèvres)
Author:
Jean de La Fontaine (French, Château-Thierry 1621–1695 Paris)
Publisher:
Boussod, Valadon & Co. (London)
Publisher:
Boussod, Valadon and Co. (Paris)
Published in:
Paris; London
Date:
1886
Medium:
Etching; seventh state of seven
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 11/16 × 12 1/16 in. (45 × 30.7 cm) Plate: 14 3/4 × 10 5/16 in. (37.4 × 26.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
66.559.44
Not on view
Les Fables de la Fontaine

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

Inscription: Inscribed in plate, below image, lower left: "Gustave Moreau, pinx."
Inscribed in plate, below image, lower right: "Bracquemond, sc."
Inscribed in plate, below image, center: "La Teste & La Queüe du Serpent"
Inscribed in plate, across the top: "October 1st, 1886, London, Published by Boussod Valadon & Co., successors to Goupil & Co., 116 & 117, New Bond Street W., and 9, rue Chaptal, Paris, Copyright registered."
Vendor: Paul Prouté, Paris
Beraldi III.800.vii; IFF III.386.424
Henri Béraldi Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle. 1885-1892, cat. no. 800, pp. 8-9 (supplement).

Jean Adhémar, Jacques Lethève Inventaire du Fonds Francais Apres 1800. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 1954, cat. no. 424, p. 386.



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