Requires Photography

Histoire de la maison de Bourbon.

Illustrated by François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Portrait(s) designed by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806), Portrait(s) designed by François-André Vincent (French, 1746–1816), Portrait(s) designed by Gabriel Lemonnier (French, 1743–1824), Engraved by P. Jean-Baptiste Bradel (French, active 1768–1783), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Engraved by Simon Charles Miger (French, 1736–1820), Engraved by Benoît-Louis Prévost (French, about 1735–about 1804), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Author Joseph Louis Ripault Desormeaux (French, 1724–1793), Printer Imprimerie Royale

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 299


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 26.9 x 21 x 5.2 cm (10 9/16 x 8 1/4 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 65 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1772-1788) Quarto, five vols.; [v. 1] 284 leaves, plus 2 plates (one folding); [v. 2] 334 ll., plus 1 pl.; [v. 3] 341 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 4] 299 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 5] 328 ll., plus 4 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece; geneaological table; portraits; historical vignettes; decorative tailpieces

Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1771-1788


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