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Estampes destinées à orner les éditions de M. de Voltaire

about 1789
Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Fosseyeux (French, born in 1752), Engraved by Pierre Alexandre Tardieu (French, 1756–1844), Engraved by Pierre-Charles Baquoy (1759–1829), Engraved by Antoine Louis Romanet (French, 1742–1810), Calligrapher Beaublé (French, 18th century), Portrait(s) designed by Nicolas de Largillière (French, 1656–1746), Portrait(s) designed by Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French, 1704–1788), Portrait(s) designed by Carle van Loo (French, 1705–1765)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 1045; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 52; Bocher, Moreau, pp. 582-618


Overall: 22.5 x 16 x 2.8 cm (8 7/8 x 6 5/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bound set of 112 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Bound sets

(Paris: l’auteur [i.e., Moreau, about 1789]) Octavo; 112 leaves; modern gilt-stamped red morocco, marbled paper boards (Allo).

Literary illustrations; portraits; engraved title page.

Paris: l’auteur [i.e., Moreau, about 1789]


Acquired in 1905 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