Comoediae sex ad optimorum exemplarium fidem recensitae
Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Jacques Philippe Le Bas (French, 1707–1783), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Delafosse (French, 1721–1806), Engraved by Dominique Sornique (French, died in 1756), Author Terence (about 190–158 BCE), Printer Claude François Simon (French, 1710–1767), Publisher N. Le Loup (French, 18th century), Publisher Jacques Merigot (French, 18th century)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Cohen-de Ricci 982-83
Overall (each vol.): 15.2 x 9.6 x 3.4 cm (6 x 3 3/4 x 1 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 75 etching and engravings
Not On View
(Paris: C. F. Simon, for Natalem Le Loup & Jacobum Merigot, 1753) Duodecimo, two vols.; [v. 1] 196 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 2] 186 ll., plus 3 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped green morocco.
Illustrations to Terence’s plays; decorative vignettes and tailpieces; title fleurons with author portrait.
Paris: C. F. Simon, for Natalem Le Loup & Jacobum Merigot, 1753
Hamilton Palace Collection [according to WAS note]; Robert Hoe (1839-1909); acquired in 1922 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent