The Raven and the Fox - Le Corbeau et le Renard

The Raven and the fox is all finished. This scene is inpired by the Fable “The Raven and the fox ” written in the XVIIth century in France by Jean De La Fontaine in his fables published between 1668 and 1694. inspired by Aesop’s fable “The Fox and the crow” ( c. 620 – 564 BCE )

Just found below a nice translation of Jean de La Fontaine’s verses, more beautiful to my taste than the Aesop’s original more simple version .

Perch’d on a lofty oak,
Sir Raven held a lunch of cheese;
Sir Fox, who smelt it in the breeze,
Thus to the holder spoke:─
”Ha! how do you do, Sir Raven?
Well, your coat, sir, is a brave one!
So black and glossy, on my word, sir,
With voice to match, you were a bird, sir,
Well fit to be the Phoenix of these days.”
Sir Raven, overset with praise,
Must show how musical his croak.
Down fell the luncheon from the oak;
Which snatching up, Sir Fox thus spoke:─
”The flatterer, my good sir,
Aye liveth on his listener;
Which lesson, if you please,
Is doubtless worth the cheese.”
A bit too late, Sir Raven swore
The rogue should never cheat him more.
— Fables- Jean De La Fontaine - 1668-translated by Elizur Wright

The Raven and the fow will arrive on Etsy tomorrow saturday at 9pm and A big Vlog which will also show you all the details and more explanations about this fable will be online tomorrow on my You Tube Channel..

By the way, did you know this fable? I’m just curious, are you familiar with La Fontaine or Aesop ‘s fables ? as here everybody know them as we learn the most famous ones during our early years of school.

Le Corbeau et le renard sont tout à fait terminés, vous les verrez en détails dans un Vlog assorti qui arrivera sur ma chaine youtube demain et demain soir ils seront disponibles sur ma boutique Etsy