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Dictionnaire des graveurs anciens et modernes, depuis l'origine de la gravure...seconde édition

Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Illustrated by Jean Baptiste Marie Pierre (French, 1713–1789), Illustrated by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Vincent Marie Langlois (French, born in 1756), Etched by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Etched by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Italian, 1609–1665), Author Pierre François Basan (French, 1723–1797)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 118


Overall (each vol.): 20.2 x 12.8 x 3 cm (7 15/16 x 5 1/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 50 etchings and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: l’auteur, Cuchet, Prault, 1789) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 177 leaves, plus plates; [v. 2] 155 ll., plus pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Reproductions of and impressions from prints of various artists; decorative frontispieces, vignettes; author portrait.

Paris: l’auteur, Cuchet, Prault, 1789


Acquired in 1914 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