In the collection of the British Museum, this etching and aquatint is described as “Heron beside a river, ‘talking’ to a snail who is sitting on a branch to right; illustration to the ‘Fables’ of La Fontaine” . The date attributed to it is 1900–1909, and the artist is Edouard Rischgitz, a Swiss-born printmaker who later settled in London.
The snail is sketchy drawn, supposedly a dextral specimen, the animal with two tentacles only.
 BML, inv. PD 1911.0524.10. http://to.ly/DFyW.