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Oeuvres

1750
Engraved by Jan Punt (Dutch, 1711–1779), After François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), Author J. B. P. Molière (French, 1622–1673), Printer Arkstée & Merkus (Dutch, 18th century)


Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Place of Publication: Leipzig, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 714

Dimensions

Overall (vol. 1): 15 x 9.2 x 3.3 cm (5 7/8 x 3 5/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1647a-d

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 39 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Amsterdam and Leipzig: Arkstée & Merkus, 1750) Duodecimo, four vols.; [v. 1] 325 leaves, plus 11 plates; [v. 2] 265 ll., 10 pls.; [v. 3] 260 ll., 7 pls.; [v. 4] 261 ll., 7 pls.; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped red morocco (Duru et Chambolle, 1862).

Decorative frontispiece, author portrait, title vignettes, and illustrations to Molière’s plays.


Amsterdam and Leipzig: Arkstée & Merkus, 1750

Provenance

Comte H. de la Bedoyere; acquired in 1910 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