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Orlando furioso

1773
Engraved by Etienne Ficquet (French, 1719–1794)


Place of Publication: Birmingham, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 95-97; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 64; Gaskell, Baskerville, 48; ESTC (RLIN): T133621

Dimensions

Overall (vols. 1-2, each): 24.3 x 15.7 x 3.2 cm (9 9/16 x 6 3/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1347a-d

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 47 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Birmingham: G. Baskerville, per P. e G. Molini, 1773) Octavo, four vols.; [v. 1] 213 leaves, plus 13 plates; [v. 2] 226 ll., 12 pls.; [v. 3] 224 ll., 12 pls.; [v. 4] 230 ll., 11 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown tree calf (rebacked).

Author portrait; illustrations to Ariosto’s poem


Birmingham: G. Baskerville, per P. e G. Molini, 1773

Provenance

Acquired in 1922 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