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Les Lunnettes from les Contes de La Fontaine

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1977,U.512

  • Title (object)

    • Les Lunnettes from les Contes de La Fontaine
  • Description

    Scene from the story 'Les Lunettes' in Jean de La Fontaine, 'Contes et nouvelles en vers'; in a convent, a hideous abbess seated at left inspects the nuns, who have their habits pulled up to the waist; in front of the abbess, a man masquerading as a nun is revealed, his erect member striking her on the nose, her eye-glasses flying up in the air; an amused nun falls back against a couch at right.
    Etching and aquatint with stipple

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1790-1810 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 168 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 237 millimetres (trimmed)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title at lower centre
  • Bibliography

    • Schiff 1969 36 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Contes et nouvelles en vers
  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1977,U.512

Scene from the story 'Les Lunettes' in Jean de La Fontaine, 'Contes et nouvelles en vers'; in a convent, a hideous abbess seated at left inspects the nuns, who have their habits pulled up to the waist; in front of the abbess, a man masquerading as a nun is revealed, his erect member striking her on the nose, her eye-glasses flying up in the air; an amused nun falls back against a couch at right.  Etching and aquatint with stipple

Recto

Scene from the story 'Les Lunettes' in Jean de La Fontaine, 'Contes et nouvelles en vers'; in a convent, a hideous abbess seated at left inspects the nuns, who have their habits pulled up to the waist; in front of the abbess, a man masquerading as a nun is revealed, his erect member striking her on the nose, her eye-glasses flying up in the air; an amused nun falls back against a couch at right. Etching and aquatint with stipple

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