Coloured etching. 225 x 320mm (9 x 12½"). Creased in centre.
A scene from one of Jean de la Fontaine's fables: Philippe, who, in dedication to God, retired to a mountain cave where his son grew up free from temptation. When, at age twenty, the youth emerged, Philippe truthfully explained to him all that he saw until they came to a party of young women. 'What is that?' asked the youth. 'A party of geese', his father replied. 'Father, I beg you, let us take one with us.'
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