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Dissertation sur les attributs de Vénus

Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), After Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian (Venetian), about 1488–1576), Author Abbé Géraud de La Chau (French, born in 1750?), Printer Prault (French, 18th century), Publisher Noël-Jacques Pissot (French, 1724?–1804)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 541-542


Overall: 26.6 x 20.2 x 2 cm (10 1/2 x 7 15/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 16 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Prault, and Pissot, 1776) Quarto; 57 leaves, plus two plates; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Frontispiece of Venus Anadyomene after Titian; vignette illustrations of ancient coins.

Paris: Prault, and Pissot, 1776


Victorien Sardou, playwright (1831-1908); acquired in 1924 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