Monument du costume physique et moral de la fin du dix-huitième siècle, ou tableaux de la vie, ornés de figures

Suite d'estampes pour servir à l'histoire des moeurs et du costume des françois

1789
Illustrated by Sigmund Freudenberger (Swiss, 1745–1801)


Place of Publication: Paris, France; Place of Publication: Neuwied, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 352-353, 881-882; Ray, Art of French Illustrated Book, 55; Bocher, Moreau, pp. 486-96, nos. 1348-71

Dimensions

Overall: 55 x 42.8 x 4.5 cm (21 5/8 x 16 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.2410

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 38 etching and engravings, extra-illustrated with 37 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Bound sets

([Paris: 1775; and] Neuwied sur le Rhin: Société typographique, 1789) Folio; 34 leaves, plus 38 plates [regular] and 37 plates [extra]; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (all leaves mounted on stubs).

Illustrations of daily life and fashion; portrait of Restif de la Bretonne.


[Paris: 1775; and] Neuwied sur le Rhin: Société typographique, 1789

Provenance

Frederick R. Halsey (1847-1918; see Lugt 1308); his sale, New York, 26 April 1917, from which purchased through George D. Smith 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