Oeuvres. Nouvelle édition.

1734
Engraved by Laurent Cars (French, 1699–1771), Engraved by François Joullain (French, 1697–1778), After François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), Engraved by Bernard Lépicié (French, 1698–1755), After Charles Antoine Coypel (French, 1694–1752), After Jean François Blondel (French, 1683–1756), After Gilles-Marie Oppenord (French, 1672–1742), Author J. B. P. Molière (French, 1622–1673), Printer Pierre Prault (French, active about 1714–1760)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 712; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 6; Jean-Richard, Oeuvre gravé de François Boucher, pp. 128-36, nos. 402-52

Dimensions

Overall (each vol. [depth varies]): 28.4 x 22 x 4.5 cm (11 3/16 x 8 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1709a-f

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 34 etching and engravings, plus numerous etched and engraved initials, vignettes, and tailpieces

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Bound sets

(Paris: Pierre Prault, 1734) Quarto, six vols.; [v. 1] 203 leaves, plus 5 plates; [v. 2] 227 ll., plus 6 pls.; [v. 3] 224 ll., plus 6 pls.; [v. 4] 213 ll., plus 6 pls.; [v. 5] 312 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 6] 280 ll., plus 6 pls.; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Taffin).

Author portrait frontispiece; illustrations to plays; decorative vignettes, initials, and headpieces.


Paris: Pierre Prault, 1734

Provenance

Acquired in 1918 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