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Bélisaire

1767
Copied after Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Author Jean-François Marmontel (French, 1723–1799), Copied after Joseph Merlin (French, 1718–1783), Copied after Pierre-Alexandre Le Prieur (French, born in 1722)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 17.1 x 10.5 x 2.5 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

37.1644

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Le Prieur, for Merlin [counterfeit], 1767) Duodecimo; 178 leaves, plus 4 plates; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped brown “tree” calf.

Literary illustrations.


Paris: Le Prieur, for Merlin [counterfeit], 1767

Provenance

Hester Lyttelton (signature on title); acquired in 1910 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent