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1774
Engraved by Jean Jacques Flipart (French, 1719–1782), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Louis Simon Lempereur (French, 1725–1796), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Benoît-Louis Prévost (French, about 1735–about 1804), Engraved by Antoine Radigues (French, worked in Russia, 1721–1809), After Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Author Pierre Corneille (French, 1606–1684), Editor François Marie Arouet de Voltaire (French, 1694–1778)


Place of Publication: Geneva, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 255-56

Dimensions

Overall (each volume): 26.5 x 21.3 x 3.4 cm (10 7/16 x 8 3/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1695a-h

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 35 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Geneva: 1774) Quarto, eight volumes; [v. 1] 292 leaves, plus 5 plates; [v. 2] 264 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 3] 269 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 4] 292 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 5] 256 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 6] 306 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 7] 320 leaves, plus 6 plates; [v. 8] 262 leaves, plus 4 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled calf (tree pattern).

Frontispiece with author portrait; illustrations of Corneille’s plays, surrounded by ornamental borders


Geneva: 1774

Provenance

Acquired in 1921 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