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Collection de cent-vingt estampes, gravées d'après les tableaux & dessins qui composoient le cabinet de M. Poullain, Receveur Général des Domaines du Roi, décédé en 1780

Cabinet Poullain

Drawing by Pierre Etienne Moitte (French, 1722–1780), Illustrated by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Illustrated by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Le Brun (French, 1748–1813), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Engraved by François Dequevauviller (French, 1745–1807), Engraved by Louis Garreau (French, active 1770–1811), Engraved by Carl Gottlieb Guttenberg (German, 1743–1790), Engraved by Thérèse-Eléanor (Hémery) Lingée (French, born in 1753), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Pietro Antonio Martini (Italian, 1738–1797), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Engraved by Marguerite (Hémery) Ponce (French, born in 1745), Author Antoine Poullain (French, died in 1780), Compiled by Pierre François Basan (French, 1723–1797), Publisher Basan and Poignant (active 1773–1788), Printer Prault (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 116-117


Overall: 31.3 x 24 x 3.8 cm (12 5/16 x 9 7/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 121 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Basan et Poignant, 1781) Large quarto; 14 leaves, plus 116 plates; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Chambolle-Duru, 1869).

Illustrations reproducing old master paintings and drawings; decorative part titles and armorial vignette.

Paris: Basan et Poignant, 1781


Acquired in 1925 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