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Oeuvres de Colardeau

Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Louis Legrand (French, 1863–1951), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by Jean Massard (1740–1822), Engraved by Jean Mathieu (French, 1749–1798), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Portrait(s) designed by Guillaume Voiriot (French, 1713–1799), Author Charles-Pierre Colardeau (French, 1732–1776), Publisher Edmé-Jean Le Jay (French, died in 1797?)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 246


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20.6 x 14.5 x 4.3 cm (8 1/8 x 5 11/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 12 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Ballard; Le Jay, 1779) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 214 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 2] 251 ll., plus 8 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Author portrait; literary illustrations.

Paris: Ballard; Le Jay, 1779


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