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La Gerusalemme liberata

Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Benoît Louis Henriquez (French, 1732–1806), Engraved by Jean Jacques André Le Veau (French, 1729–1785), Engraved by Charles Louis Lingée (French, 1748–1819), Engraved by Jacques Le Roy (French, born in 1739), Engraved by Jean Massard (1740–1822), Engraved by Elie du Mesnil (French, born about 1728), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Engraved by Jean François Rousseau (French, born in 1740), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Droüet (French, 18th century), Author Torquato Tasso (Italian, 1544–1595), Publisher Delalain (firm) (18th century), Publisher Durand [firm] (French, 18th century), Publisher Giovanni Claudio Molini (Italian, active in France, 1724–1812), Printer François-Augustin Quillau (French, 1743–1804)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 974; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 22


Overall (each vol.): 22.4 x 15.4 x 3 cm (8 13/16 x 6 1/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 68 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Francesco Agostino Quillau, for Agostino Delalain, Pietro Durand, Gio. Claudio Molini, 1771) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 166 leaves, plus 11 plates, title, and dedication; [v. 2] 170 ll., plus 11 plates and title; contemporary armorial gilt-stamped red morocco.

Literary illustrations; portraits of author and illustrator; engraved titles; decorative vignettes and tailpieces.

Paris: Francesco Agostino Quillau, for Agostino Delalain, Pietro Durand, Gio. Claudio Molini, 1771


Wenzel-Anton, prince de Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711-1794; armorial binding); unidentified stamp of coat of arms on preliminary leaf; acquired in 1906 from Lucien Gougy, Paris [Cat. 211, no. 826], 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