Requires Photography

Les Amours de Mirtil

Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Title pages by Louis Legrand (French, 1723–1807)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 77


Overall: 16.5 x 10.5 x 3 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with seven etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Constantinople” [i.e., Paris: Joseph-Gérard Barbou] 1761) Octavo; 74 leaves, plus engraved title and six plates; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf. BOUND with Gessner, Idylles et Poëmes Champêtres, 1762 (37.1758.1).

Engraved decorative title; pastoral illustrations.

“Constantinople” [i.e., Paris: Joseph-Gérard Barbou] 1761


Acquired in 1907 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