Requires Photography

Les Saisons, poëme

Illustrated by Jean Baptiste Le Prince (French, 1734–1781), Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Illustrated by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Benoît-Louis Prévost (French, about 1735–about 1804), Engraved by Jean François Rousseau (French, born in 1740), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Engraved by Claude Henri Watelet (French, 1718–1786), Author Jean-François de Saint-Lambert (French, 1716–1803)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 925


Overall: 20.3 x 13.1 x 2.4 cm (8 x 5 3/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 10 etchings and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam [i.e., Paris]: 1769) Octavo; 199 leaves, plus 4 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Literary and pastoral illustrations and vignettes emblematic of the four seasons.

Amsterdam [i.e., Paris]: 1769


Acquired in 1906 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