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Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Joseph Barthélemy Le Bouteux (French, born about 1744), Illustrated by Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier (French, 1738–1826), Illustrated by Jacques-Philippe Joseph de St. Quentin (French, born in 1738), Portrait(s) designed by Dominique Vivant Denon (French, 1747–1825), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Author Jean Benjamin de Laborde (French, 1734–1794), Publisher Pierre Delormel (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 534-36; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 49


Overall (each vol.): 24 x 17.3 x 2 cm (9 7/16 x 6 13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book, entirely engraved

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: De Lormel, 1773[-1774]) Octavo, four vols.; [v. 1] 80 leaves; [v. 2] 78 ll.; [v. 3] 78 ll.; [v. 4] 78 ll.; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Chambolle-Duru).

Pastoral illustrations, engraved text and music, author and dedicatee portraits.

Paris: De Lormel, 1773[-1774]


Frederick Robert Halsey; acquired in 1916 by William A. Sargent (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent