Collector's stamp on title "S. Bass."; acquired in 1910 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
Bequest of William A. Sargent
- Illustrated by Charles Eisen, French, 1720–1778
- Engraved by Géraud Vidal, French, 1742–1804
- Portrait(s) designed by Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud, French, 1659–1743
- Engraved by Charles François Adrien Macret, French, 1751–1789
- Author Jean de La Fontaine, French, 1621–1695