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Histoire de l'enfant prodigue, en douze tableaux, tirée du Nouveau Testament

Illustrated by Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (French, 1747–1819), Printer Pierre Didot (French, 1761–1853), Publisher Auber (French, active early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 339


Overall: 31.1 x 24.5 x 1.5 cm (12 1/4 x 9 5/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 12 etching and engravings, plus 12 engraved text plates

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, for Auber, 1816) Quarto; 52 pp., plus 12 plates; modern gilt-stamped half green cloth, marbled paper boards.

Religious illustrations; engraved text.

Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, for Auber, 1816


Acquired in 1926 in Nice 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