- Grandville, J.-J.
- Animals, Narratives
- Wood engraving
- Brevière, Louis-Henri, Hébert, César-Auguste
- Landscape (wider)
- St. Michael's College Library, the Internet Archive
- Fables de La Fontaine (Grandville), vol. 1
- La Fontaine, Jean de
- Paris: Henri Fournier Aîné, 1838
- Open Library:
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Two rats equipped with hats and staffs have come to beg for alms to a another rat who has made his home in a Holland cheese and makes excuses to send them away empty-handed.
The caption reads in the original French:
Le rat qui s’est retiré du monde.
Keywords: 1830s, 19th century, anthropomorphic, black & white, Fables de La Fontaine, pleading, rodent