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Voyage pittoresque ou description des royaumes de Naples et de Sicile

1781–86
Illustrated by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806), Illustrated by Hubert Robert (French, 1733–1808), Illustrated by Jean-Claude Richard, Abbé de Saint-Non (French, 1727–1791), Illustrated by Jean Louis Desprez (French, 1743–1804), Illustrated by Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (French, 1747–1819), Illustrated by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Illustrated by Jean Pierre Louis Laurent Hoüel (French, 1735–1813), Illustrated by Pietro Antonio Martini (Italian, 1738–1797), Illustrated by Pierre-Laurent Auvray (French, born in 1736), Illustrated by Carl W. Weisbrod, Author Dominique Vivant Denon (French, 1747–1825), Printer Jacques Gabriel Clousier (French, died in 1804)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 55-56; Cohen-de Ricci 928-929; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 34

Dimensions

Overall (vol. 1): 52 x 35.3 x 6 cm (20 1/2 x 13 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

BR3116.1-.5

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 423 etching and engravings, some in two colors

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Clousier [for Saint-Non], 1781[-1786]) Folio, four volumes in five; [v. 1] 136 leaves, plus plates and maps (some folded); [v. 2] 162 ll., plus pls. and maps; [v. 3] 136 ll., plus pls. and maps; [v. 4, pt. 1] 147 ll., plus pls.; [v. 4, pt. 2] 87 ll., plus pls. and maps; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf (rebacked).

Illustrations of views in Italy and Sicily, buildings, events (such as the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, and various festivals), works of art, etc.; decorative vignettes; maps and plans; engraved dedication.


Paris: Clousier [for Saint-Non], 1781[-1786]

Provenance

James Frothingham Hunnewell (bookplate); accessioned as "found in Department, has been here 10 years or more" as of March 22, 1943.

Credit Line

Gift of James M. Hunnewell