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La folle journée, ou le mariage de Figaro, comédie en cinq actes et en prose

Illustrated by Thomas Charles Naudet (French, 1773–1810), Illustrated by Jacques-Philippe Joseph de St. Quentin (French, born in 1738), Engraved by Claude-Nicolas Malapeau (French, 1755–1804), Author Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (French, 1732–1799)

Place of Publication: Lyons, France


Overall: 20.4 x 12.7 x 1.7 cm (8 1/16 x 5 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etchings, plus five added etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Lyons: 1785) Quarto; 76 leaves, plus 10 plates (some folding); contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Theatrical illustrations.

Lyons: 1785


Unidentified armorial bookplate with motto "In procellis impavidae"; acquired in 1927 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