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Oeuvres

1765
Engraved by Jan Punt (Dutch, 1711–1779), Author J. B. P. Molière (French, 1622–1673), Engraved by Nicolaes van Frankendaal (Dutch, active 1733–1775), After François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), Printer Arkstée & Merkus (Dutch, 18th century)


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 716

Dimensions

Overall (each vol.): 14.2 x 8.8 x 2.6 cm (5 9/16 x 3 7/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

37.1774a-f

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 39 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Amsterdam and Leipzig: Arkstée and Merkus, 1765) Duodecimo, six vols.; [v. 1] 177 leaves, 6 plates; [v. 2] 170 lls., 6 pls.; [v. 3] 198 ll., 7 pls.; [v. 4] 180 ll., 6 pls.; [v. 5] 184 ll., 4 pls.; [v. 6] 203 ll., 6 pls.; eighteenth-century brown calf.

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


Amsterdam and Leipzig: Arkstée & Merkus, 1765

Provenance

Charles Jacob Stuart (bookplate: Baronettus Carolus Jacobus Stuart); acquired in 1915 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