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Idylles

1795
Illustrated by Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier (French, 1738–1826), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Author Bion, Author Moschus, Publisher Jean-Baptiste Gail (French, 1755–1829), Printer Pierre François Didot (French, 1731–1793)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 151-152

Dimensions

Overall: 13.3 x 8.9 x 1.6 cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.1566

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Didot jeune, for Gail, l’an troisième [1795]) 18mo; 54 leaves, plus 8 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled “tree” brown calf.

Literary illustrations; frontispiece portrait of publisher/translator.


Paris: Didot jeune, for Gail, l’an troisième [1795]

Provenance

Acquired in 1917 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