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Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray

Engraved by Johann Sebastian Müller (German, worked in England, 1715–after 1785), Engraved by Charles Grignion (English, 1717–1810), After Richard Bentley (English, 1708–1782), Author Thomas Gray (English, 1716–1771), Publisher James Dodsley (English, 1724–1797)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Ray, Illustrator and Book in England, 4 (1753 ed.)


Overall: 37.5 x 27.5 x 2.8 cm (14 3/4 x 10 13/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 25 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: J. Dodsley, 1766) Folio; 49 leaves, plus 6 plates; contemporary speckled brown calf (rebacked with modern blind- and gilt-stamped brown morocco)

Decorative and allegorical illustrations to Gray’s poems, with vignettes and initials.

London: J. Dodsley, 1766


Indecipherable ownership inscription on preliminary leaf; Thomas Gaffield, by whom given to MFA, 1895; transferred from Library, 1904.

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gaffield