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Fontaine Collection

Background imageFontaine Collection: Woman raising her skirts to scare off the devil

Woman raising her skirts to scare off the devil. Perretta flashing the devil. The devil of Pope-Fig Island. Le diable de Papesiguiere

Background imageFontaine Collection: The Fox and the Crow

The Fox and the Crow
The cunning fox is able to trick the crow into dropping the cheese from her beak by implying that she cannot sing

Background imageFontaine Collection: Stag and his Reflection

Stag and his Reflection
THE STAG SEEING HIMSELF IN THE WATER: A stag admires his antlers in a stream, and considers his legs not worthy but when he has to outrun a foe his legs prove more useful

Background imageFontaine Collection: The Wolves and the Sheep

The Wolves and the Sheep
THE WOLVES AND THE SHEEP The wolves break the peace pact they had with the sheep, and attack them in their sheepfold; a faithless enemy is not to be trusted

Background imageFontaine Collection: Town & Country Mouse

Town & Country Mouse
LE RAT DE VILLE ET LE RAT DES CHAMPS (the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse) - The country mouse alarmed by the sounds of the town house

Background imageFontaine Collection: The Monkey and the Cat

The Monkey and the Cat
THE MONKEY AND THE CAT A monkey persuades a cat to steal chestnuts roasting on the fire; the monkey eats the nuts and the cat gets the blame

Background imageFontaine Collection: Nurse administering a large enema syringe to a man in bed

Nurse administering a large enema syringe to a man in bed with his lover. The secret lover taking an enema instead of the girl. The clyster. Le remede

Background imageFontaine Collection: Man with cuckolds horns holding a magick cup

Man with cuckolds horns holding a magick cup
Man with cuckolds horns in ruff, doublet and cape holding a magick cup. The enchanted goblet. La coupe enchantee. After Ludovico Ariosto

Background imageFontaine Collection: La Fontaine de l'Arbre, Pleaux, Cantal, France

La Fontaine de l'Arbre, Pleaux, Cantal, France
La Fontaine de l'Arbre (The Tree Fountain) at Pleaux, a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFontaine Collection: Olivia de Havilland, Franchot Tone and Joan Fontaine

Olivia de Havilland, Franchot Tone and Joan Fontaine
Actors - and sisters - Olivia de Havilland (1916-2020) and Joan Fontaine (1917-2013) with actor Franchot Tone (1905-1968) at the Trocadero in Hollywood. Date: 1939

Background imageFontaine Collection: Fable - the Young Widow

Fable - the Young Widow
THE YOUNG WIDOW A widow who inconsolably mourns the death of her husband finds in time that she is ready to meet suitors and wed again Date: circa 1870

Background imageFontaine Collection: Daphnis - Alcimadura

Daphnis - Alcimadura
DAPHNIS AND ALCIMADURA Daphnis dies of love for the beautiful but haughty Alcimadura, but she stills disdains him Date: circa 1870

Background imageFontaine Collection: Fable English Fox Myth Fables La Fontaine Circa

Fable English Fox Myth Fables La Fontaine Circa
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Background imageFontaine Collection: Pigeons on the Place des Terreaux, Lyon, France

Pigeons on the Place des Terreaux, Lyon, France. The square belongs to the zone classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Background imageFontaine Collection: The terrace at Tortoni s, 1847

The terrace at Tortoni s, 1847. Fashionable women in crinolines, large cashmere shawls and bonnets. The Cafe Tortoni Italan icecream parlor, 22 Bouleverd des Italiens, was popular with dandies

Background imageFontaine Collection: Woman arriving for an appointment at the Cafe des

Woman arriving for an appointment at the Cafe des
Fashionable woman arriving for an appointment at the Cafe des Tuileries, Paris, Year VI, 1798. She wears a bonnet, lilac fichu, low-cut classical style dress, sandals. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageFontaine Collection: A man offers his friend his beautiful slavegirl

A man offers his friend his beautiful slavegirl. Two friends watch a woman sleeping in a four-poster bed. Les deux amis. After Athenaeus

Background imageFontaine Collection: A man and woman embrace under a hanged man

A man and woman embrace under a hanged man. The widow of Ephesus and the sentinel canoodle under her husbands corpse hanging from a gibbet. The Ephesian matron. Le matrone d Ephise

Background imageFontaine Collection: A pastor tricking his dumb neighbors wife

A pastor tricking his dumb neighbors wife to strip naked. Pastor John with Peter and his wife Magdalene. Neighbor Peters mare. Le jument du compere Pierre

Background imageFontaine Collection: Naked woman up to her knees in water

Naked woman up to her knees in water. King Candaules and the doctor of law. Le roi candaule et le maitre en droit. Lithograph after an illustration by Charles Martin from Jean de la Fontaines Contes

Background imageFontaine Collection: Cupid with bow and arrow aiming at the distance

Cupid with bow and arrow aiming at the distance. Winged hearts flutter around. In imitation of Anacreon. l amour mouille. Imitation d Anacreon

Background imageFontaine Collection: Woman wearing a seethrough frilly veil around her bust

Woman wearing a seethrough frilly veil around her bust. Portrait of Iris, a beauty to rival Venus. Imitation of Anacreon. A woman poses naked like the statue of the famous Greek poet

Background imageFontaine Collection: Constance seduces the gentleman Camillus

Constance seduces the gentleman Camillus
Woman removing a young mans breeches. Constance seduces the gentleman Camillus. The amorous courtesan. La courtisane amoureuse

Background imageFontaine Collection: A man allowing a stranger to kiss his wife

A man allowing a stranger to kiss his wife. William watching a stranger kiss his wife Petronella. The kiss returned. Le baiser rendu

Background imageFontaine Collection: Woman lifting her dress to reveal a painting of an

Woman lifting her dress to reveal a painting of an ass with a pack-saddle on her belly. The pack saddle. Le bat. Lithograph after an illustration by Charles Martin from Jean de la Fontaines Contes et

Background imageFontaine Collection: A lustful monk Lucius tricks and seduces a young girl

A lustful monk Lucius tricks and seduces a young girl
A lustful monk Lucius tricks and seduces a young virginal peasant girl in his cave. The hermit. L Ermite. Lithograph after an illustration by Charles Martin from Jean de la Fontaines Contes et

Background imageFontaine Collection: Alaciel lifting her dress to expose herself

Alaciel lifting her dress to expose herself
Alaciel, the beautiful daughter of the Sultan of Alexandria, lifting her dress to expose her genitals. The fiancee of the King of Garba. La fiancee du Roi de Garbe

Background imageFontaine Collection: A peasant up a tree disturbs a courting couple below

A peasant up a tree disturbs a courting couple below. The bumpkin in search of his calf. Le villageois qui cherche son veau

Background imageFontaine Collection: Naked woman clutching coins in her hands

Naked woman clutching coins in her hands. The miser Gasparins wife seduced for money by Gulphar, only to lose the cash. A Money-Minded Woman Meets Her Match. A femme avare galant escroc

Background imageFontaine Collection: Maid in stockings and garters embraced by a man

Maid in stockings and garters embraced by a man. Maidservant assaulted by her upholsterer employer. The vindicated servant girl. Le servante justifiee. After Marguerite de Navarres l Heptameron

Background imageFontaine Collection: Woman in seethrough slip groped by two men

Woman in seethrough slip groped by two men in a dark bedroom near a cradle. The innkeepers wife seduced by Pinucio and another guest. The cradle. Le Berceau

Background imageFontaine Collection: A peasant kneels before his lord in front of a chateau

A peasant kneels before his lord in front of a chateau
A 17th century peasant kneels before his lord in front of a chateau. The peasant who angered his lord. Le paysan qui avoit offense son seigneur

Background imageFontaine Collection: The handsome Joconde discovers his wife in bed

The handsome Joconde discovers his wife in bed with the valet. Joconde, from Orlando Furiosa. Lithograph handcoloured in pochoir (stencil)

Background imageFontaine Collection: Grandville (1803-1847)

Grandville (1803-1847)
Jean-Ignace Isidore Gerard. An Animal in the Moon engraved by Breviere from The Fables of la Fontaine. Date: 1843

Background imageFontaine Collection: Watercress or yellowcress, Nasturtium officinale

Watercress or yellowcress, Nasturtium officinale, Cresson de fontaine. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lebrun after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar Reveil, A

Background imageFontaine Collection: Canadian Casualties Memorial Fontaine Henry church

Canadian Casualties Memorial Fontaine Henry church
The church is adjacent to the 15th/16th century chateau which has never been sold and can be visited. There is a regimental memorial to the Canadian liberators in the car park

Background imageFontaine Collection: MONKEY AND DOLPHIN

MONKEY AND DOLPHIN
THE MONKEY AND THE DOLPHIN The dolphin thinks it has saved a man from the shipwreck, but finds its only a monkey

Background imageFontaine Collection: TOWN AND COUNTRY MICE

TOWN AND COUNTRY MICE
THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE The country mouse realises that he is not suited for life in the big city

Background imageFontaine Collection: THE WOLF AND THE LAMB

THE WOLF AND THE LAMB The lamb, drinking in the stream, may have the law on his side, but the wolf shows him that might is stronger than right

Background imageFontaine Collection: THE HARE AND THE FROGS

THE HARE AND THE FROGS The timid hare discovers that there are creatures even more timid than himself - one of Dores most powerful images. Date: circa 1870

Background imageFontaine Collection: THE WOLF AS SHEPHERD

THE WOLF AS SHEPHERD One of Dores finest illust- -rations, simply taken at face value, and at the same time a powerful allegory of brute force hiding its brutality

Background imageFontaine Collection: FALL / PYRENEAN MOUNTAIN

FALL / PYRENEAN MOUNTAIN
Madame J. Harper Trois Fontaine and four of her very big dogs on leads. Date: 1936

Background imageFontaine Collection: FABLE / LION IN LOVE

FABLE / LION IN LOVE
THE LION IN LOVE He must agree to let his teeth be plucked out and his claws cut off. Date: circa 1870

Background imageFontaine Collection: VERSAILLES LENCELADE

VERSAILLES LENCELADE
FONTAINE DE LENCELADE Encelade, a mythical giant, is presumably picnicking here with his friends only to become the target of a thunderbolt from Zeus Date: 1688

Background imageFontaine Collection: VERSAILLES FONTAINE

VERSAILLES FONTAINE
MONTAGNE DEAU (which can be loosely translated as : Mountain of Water) with mythological figures in the skies and on the ground Date: 1688

Background imageFontaine Collection: FOUNTAIN VERSAILLES 1695

FOUNTAIN VERSAILLES 1695
Fontaine de LObelisque, Versailles, France. Date: 1695

Background imageFontaine Collection: VERSAILLES / FOUNTAINS

VERSAILLES / FOUNTAINS
The Fontaine de Latone, Versailles. Date: mid 18th century

Background imageFontaine Collection: THE OAK AND THE REED

THE OAK AND THE REED
THE OAK & THE REED Which is the stronger of the two ? In a storm, the reed bends while the oak is felled by the lightning-stroke



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