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
Cohen-de Ricci 974; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 22
Overall (each vol.): 30.3 x 23.1 x 4 cm (11 15/16 x 9 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 68 etching and engravings
Not On View
(Paris: Francesco Agostino Quillau, for Agostino Delalain, Pietro Durand, Gio. Claudio Molini, 1771) Quarto, two vols.; [v. 1] 166 leaves, plus 11 plates, title, and dedication; [v. 2] 170 ll., plus 11 plates and title; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf (Derome le jeune).
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
"Emilia Parry 98" [inscription preliminary leaf]; John Britnell Bookseller, Toronto [label]; acquired in 1914 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent