The Crow and the Fox, illustration after the fable by Jean de la Fontaine 1621-95 1776 Oil Painting - Jean-Baptiste Oudry

The Crow and the Fox, illustration after the fable by Jean de la Fontaine 1621-95 1776

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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "The Crow and the Fox, illustration after the fable by Jean de la Fontaine 1621-95 1776", originally brought to life by the talented Jean-Baptiste Oudry. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to Jean-Baptiste Oudry and his artistic vision.

    Owning this piece is more than just decoration - it's a statement of your refined taste in art. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of this replica serve as a daily reminder of the beauty in our world. Elevate your decor and appreciate the richness of art with our replica of this masterpiece.

  • Painting Description

    "The Crow and the Fox, illustration after the fable by Jean de la Fontaine 1621-95 1776" is a renowned artwork by the French painter and engraver Jean-Baptiste Oudry. Created in 1776, this illustration is a visual interpretation of one of the most famous fables by Jean de la Fontaine, a prominent 17th-century French fabulist and poet. The fable, known as "Le Corbeau et le Renard" (The Crow and the Fox) in French, is a cautionary tale about flattery and the consequences of vanity.

    Jean-Baptiste Oudry, born in 1686 and passing in 1755, was a prolific artist of the Rococo era, known for his naturalistic portrayal of animals and his contributions to the tapestry designs of the Beauvais Manufactory. His artistic style often involved a keen attention to detail and a sophisticated use of color, which brought his subjects to life on canvas. Oudry's illustration of "The Crow and the Fox" captures the pivotal moment in the fable where the cunning fox flatters the crow to make it drop its piece of cheese.

    The artwork is a testament to Oudry's skill in translating literary works into visual form, and it reflects the moralistic themes prevalent in La Fontaine's fables. The illustration not only serves as a piece of fine art but also as an educational tool, embodying the didactic purpose of La Fontaine's writings. The fable, part of a larger collection that aimed to critique the social mores of the time through animal characters, has been a subject of numerous artistic interpretations, with Oudry's version standing out for its clarity and expressiveness.

    As an important cultural artifact, "The Crow and the Fox" by Jean-Baptiste Oudry is held in high regard for its historical significance and its role in perpetuating the legacy of Jean de la Fontaine's fables. The illustration is a valuable piece for scholars studying the intersection of literature and visual arts in the 18th century, as well as for those interested in the evolution of fable illustrations throughout history.

  • Lead Time & Shipping

    When you order this oil painting replica, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to paint. If the artwork is more complex, it might need a little more time to ensure the best quality. Once it's ready, we'll send you a photo for your approval. After you give the green light, we'll ship it to you for free.

  • Return & Refund

    We believe in the quality of our hand-painted oil painting reproductions, and your satisfaction is our priority. If for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we offer a 45-day return policy. You can return your artwork within 45 days of receipt and receive a full refund. Please note that the artwork must be returned in the original packaging and in the same condition as it was received.

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    We pride ourselves on achieving a high level of accuracy in our reproductions. While it's nearly impossible to replicate an artwork 100%, our skilled artists ensure that our reproductions capture the essence, texture, and colors of the original as closely as possible.
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  • Can I see a draft of the artwork before it's finished?

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  • How do I clean and maintain my oil painting reproduction?

    Gently dust the painting with a soft brush or lint-free cloth. Avoid using chemicals or water. If the painting requires deeper cleaning, consult a professional.