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“The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali” by Albert Field. pages 92-93. Published by The Salvador Dali Archives.
Jean de la Fontaine’s fables are the most famous tales of the 17th century, which is a great representation of the French society under the reign of Louis the 14th’s era. Using animals to tell about human morality and values, La Fontaine avoided censorship with subtlety and communicates to us is ideas via personifying animals and speaking with indirect argumentation.
Remarkable for the diversity of the bestiary, this fable portrays the elephant, his memory, his intelligence, on the kinship of his feelings and those of the man and also on his natural antipathy with the rhinoceros.