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Cigogne Collection

The majestic cigogne, also known as the stork or Storch, has been a subject of fascination and inspiration throughout history

Background imageCigogne Collection: Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Cigogne; Stork; Storch (engraving)

Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Cigogne; Stork; Storch (engraving)
7195388 Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Cigogne; Stork; Storch (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cigogne; Stork; Storch)

Background imageCigogne Collection: Tribunal constitue de cigogne et autres oiseaux, d une taupe et d

Tribunal constitue de cigogne et autres oiseaux, d une taupe et d
DUV4212295 Tribunal constitue de cigogne et autres oiseaux, d une taupe et d un lezard afin de demasquer le coupable du meurtre du crapaud. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Background imageCigogne Collection: Cigogne en juge. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Cigogne en juge. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212284 Cigogne en juge. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Caque dans la partie intitulee " Cour criminelle de justice animale" ecrit par Emile de La Bedolliere in

Background imageCigogne Collection: Crocodiles autour d une table en Egypte. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Crocodiles autour d une table en Egypte. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212199 Crocodiles autour d une table en Egypte. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Andrew, Best et Leloir dans la partie intitulee " Memoires d un crocodile" ecrit

Background imageCigogne Collection: Art coreen: vase detail 'branch of plum'(vase a prunus)

Art coreen: vase detail "branch of plum"(vase a prunus)
JLJ4565476 Art coreen: vase detail " branch of plum" (vase a prunus). Koryo period, late 12th century. Hyung pil chun Collection by Korean School (12th century)

Background imageCigogne Collection: Menu for a baptismal meal. Germany, 8 / 07 / 1900

Menu for a baptismal meal. Germany, 8 / 07 / 1900
GIA4752928 Menu for a baptismal meal. Germany, 8/07/1900. by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Menu for a baptism meal)

Background imageCigogne Collection: Cigogne en medecin manipulant un clystere. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Cigogne en medecin manipulant un clystere. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212220 Cigogne en medecin manipulant un clystere. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Andrew, Best et Leloir dans la partie intitulee " Peines de cour d une chatte

Background imageCigogne Collection: Conversation entre animaux. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Conversation entre animaux. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212135 Conversation entre animaux. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Breviere dans le prologue intitule " Resume parlementaire" ecrit par PJ Stahl in " Scenes

Background imageCigogne Collection: The Fox and the Stork, illustration from Fables of La Fontaine (litho)

The Fox and the Stork, illustration from Fables of La Fontaine (litho)
PCT694305 The Fox and the Stork, illustration from Fables of La Fontaine (litho) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCigogne Collection: Mort d un corbeau au cote de sa famille et d une cigogne

Mort d un corbeau au cote de sa famille et d une cigogne
DUV4212469 Mort d un corbeau au cote de sa famille et d une cigogne. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Breviere dans la partie intitulee " Souvenirs d une vieille

Background imageCigogne Collection: Merchant from Isfahan Flying, from The Wonders of the Creation and the Curiosities

Merchant from Isfahan Flying, from The Wonders of the Creation and the Curiosities
XIR158679 Merchant from Isfahan Flying, from The Wonders of the Creation and the Curiosities of Existence by Zakariya ibn Muhhamed al-Qazwini (gouache on paper) (detail of 158678) by Islamic School

Background imageCigogne Collection: Ms E-7 fol. 72a Merchant from Isfahan Flying, from The Wonders of the Creation

Ms E-7 fol. 72a Merchant from Isfahan Flying, from The Wonders of the Creation
XIR158678 Ms E-7 fol.72a Merchant from Isfahan Flying, from The Wonders of the Creation and the Curiosities of Existence by Zakariya-ibn Muhammed al-Qazwini (gouache on paper) by Islamic School


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The majestic cigogne, also known as the stork or Storch, has been a subject of fascination and inspiration throughout history. From engravings to illustrations by renowned artist JJ Granville, this magnificent bird has graced various forms of art. In one intriguing depiction, a tribunal is constituted by not only the cigogne but also other birds and even a mole. It's an unusual gathering that showcases the diverse characters in nature's court. Another illustration portrays the cigogne in a different role - that of a judge. With vignettes beautifully illustrated by JJ Granville, we witness this elegant bird presiding over some unknown matter with grace and authority. Traveling to Egypt, we discover crocodiles gathered around a table. The juxtaposition of these fierce creatures engaging in civilized conversation creates an amusing scene captured through Granville's artistic vision. Korean art takes us on another journey where we encounter intricate details on vases depicting "branches of plum. " This delicate portrayal showcases the cultural richness and attention to detail prevalent in Korean craftsmanship. Moving closer to home, Germany presents us with a menu for a baptismal meal dated 8/07/1900. Amongst the delicacies listed, it is fascinating to imagine if any dishes were inspired by or named after our beloved cigognes. Even medical practices are not exempt from featuring our feathered friend. In one vignette illustrated by JJ Granville, we see the cigogne assuming the role of doctor while manipulating an enema syringe - showcasing their versatility beyond their natural habitat. Animals conversing amongst themselves create yet another captivating scene depicted through Granville's illustrations. What tales could they be sharing? We can only wonder at their animated exchange filled with mystery and intrigue. Drawing from fables passed down through generations comes "The Fox and the Stork. " This lithographic illustration from La Fontaine's Fables captures both wit and wisdom as these two animals engage in a clever game of trickery.