La Jument du compère Pierre  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"La Jument du compère Pierre" (The Mare of Peasant Pierre) is a story by Jean de La Fontaine, one of his Contes et nouvelles en vers.

Father Jean the priest, who lusts after the beautiful wife of a poor peasant, promises the peasant that he will turn his wife into a mare, to help him work the fields. This will only work if she is naked and when all stay quiet.

The tale was the subject of a painting by Pierre Subleyras, which was shown at the The Triumph of Eros: Art and Seduction in 18th Century France exhibition.

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