'the Wolf And The Stork'; And 'the Crow And The Fox' Oil Painting - Jean-Baptiste Oudry

'the Wolf And The Stork'; And 'the Crow And The Fox'

Jean-Baptiste OudryItem # 2618330
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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "'the Wolf And The Stork'; And 'the Crow And The Fox'", 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 Wolf and the Stork" and "The Crow and the Fox" are two notable fables that were illustrated by Jean-Baptiste Oudry, a French Rococo painter, engraver, and tapestry designer. Oudry is particularly renowned for his naturalistic representation of animals and his contributions to the illustration of fables, especially those collected by Jean de La Fontaine. These fables, originally written by Aesop and adapted by La Fontaine in the 17th century, have been a popular subject for artists due to their moral lessons and anthropomorphic characters.

    "The Wolf and the Stork" tells the story of a wolf who, after eating greedily, gets a bone stuck in his throat and promises a stork a reward for removing it. The stork dislodges the bone with its long beak, but the wolf reneges on his promise, stating that the stork should be grateful for not having its head bitten off while it was in the wolf's mouth. The moral of the fable is often interpreted as a warning against helping the ungrateful or the wicked.

    "The Crow and the Fox," on the other hand, depicts a crow that has found a piece of cheese and perches on a tree to eat it. A fox, wanting the cheese for himself, flatters the crow, saying how beautiful it is and suggesting that its voice must be equally lovely. When the crow opens its mouth to sing, the cheese falls out, and the fox snatches it up, teaching the lesson that flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.

    Jean-Baptiste Oudry's illustrations of these fables are significant for their detailed and lifelike portrayal of the animals, as well as their ability to capture the narrative moment that conveys the moral lesson. Oudry's work on La Fontaine's fables was commissioned by the financier and art collector Jean de Jullienne between 1729 and 1734, resulting in a series of 275 engravings. These illustrations not only reflect the artistic style of the time but also contribute to the enduring legacy of Aesop's and La Fontaine's fables, making them accessible and engaging to a wide audience.

    Oudry's illustrations were well-received and praised for their contribution to the arts, as they bridged the gap between fine art and the popular moral stories of the day. His work on these fables is considered a significant achievement in his career and remains an important part of the history of illustration. The original paintings were later engraved by various artists under Jullienne's direction and published in a comprehensive edition, which helped to disseminate Oudry's interpretations of the fables to a broader public. These illustrations continue to be appreciated for their artistic merit and their role in the visual interpretation of classic literary works.

  • 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

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  • How similar are your oil painting reproductions to the original artworks?

    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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