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Acajou et Zirphile, conte

Illustrated by François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Pierre Quentin Chedel (French, 1705–1762), Engraved by Claude Augustin Duflos (1701–1784), Author Charles Pinot Duclos (French, 1704–1772), Printer Pierre Prault (French, active about 1714–1760)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 331; Bibliothèque nationale, Inventaire 18th century, v. 4, pp. 256-58, 273-74; Jean-Richard, Oeuvre gravé de François Boucher, pp. 144-46, nos. 468-78


Overall: 26 x 20.8 x 1.8 cm (10 1/4 x 8 3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Minutie” [i.e., Paris: Pierre Prault] 1744) Quarto; 46 leaves, plus 10 plates; contemporary blind- and gilt-stamped brown calf.

Literary illustrations; decorative vignettes

“Minutie” [i.e., Paris: Pierre Prault] 1744


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