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Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Yves-Marie Le Gouaz (French, 1742–1816), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Pierre Adrien Le Beau (French, 1748–after 1800), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Arnaud Berquin (French, 1747–1791), Publisher Nicolas Ruault (French, 1742?–1828), Printer François-Augustin Quillau (French, 1743–1804)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 139; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 44


Overall (each vol.): 16.3 x 11.8 x 1.5 cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title and 24 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Quillau [for Ruault], 1775) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 32 leaves, plus title and 12 plates; [v. 2] 36 ll., plus 12 pls.; modern decorated pastepaper boards.

Pastoral illustrations; engraved decorative title.

Paris: Quillau [for Ruault], 1775


Acquired in 1903 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