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Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Jacques Philippe Le Bas (French, 1707–1783), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Delafosse (French, 1721–1806), Engraved by Dominique Sornique (French, died in 1756), Author Terence (about 190–158 BCE), Printer Claude François Simon (French, 1710–1767), Publisher N. Le Loup (French, 18th century), Publisher Jacques Merigot (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 982-83


Overall (each vol.): 15.2 x 9.6 x 3.4 cm (6 x 3 3/4 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 75 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: C. F. Simon, for Natalem Le Loup & Jacobum Merigot, 1753) Duodecimo, two vols.; [v. 1] 196 leaves, plus 4 plates; [v. 2] 186 ll., plus 3 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped green morocco.

Illustrations to Terence’s plays; decorative vignettes and tailpieces; title fleurons with author portrait.

Paris: C. F. Simon, for Natalem Le Loup & Jacobum Merigot, 1753


Hamilton Palace Collection [according to WAS note]; Robert Hoe (1839-1909); acquired in 1922 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