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Histoire de la vie et des ouvrages de P. Corneille

Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Illustrated by Claude Henri Watelet (French, 1718–1786), Portrait(s) designed by Achille Devéria (French, 1800–1857), Portrait(s) designed by Charles Le Brun (French, 1619–1690), Author Pierre Corneille (French, 1606–1684), Publisher Alexandre Mesnier (French)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 22.1 x 13.9 x 3.3 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one etching and engraving, extra-illustrated with 36 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Alexandre Mesnier, 1829) Octavo; VII, 418 pp., plus 37 plates; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Chambolle-Duru).

Dramatic illustrations; author portraits.

Paris: Alexandre Mesnier, 1829


Acquired in 1905 in London 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