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Idylles et poëmes champêtres

Illustrated by Etienne de Lavallée-Poussin (French, 1735–1802), Illustrated by Jean Baptiste Marie Pierre (French, 1713–1789), Etched by Claude Henri Watelet (French, 1718–1786), Author Salomon Gessner (Swiss, 1730–1788), Publisher Jean-Marie Bruyset (French, 1719–1793)

Place of Publication: Lyon, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 431


Overall: 16.6 x 10.7 x 2 cm (6 9/16 x 4 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Lyon: Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1762) Octavo; 103 leaves, plus frontispiece; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Pastoral illustrations, vignettes, and tailpieces

Lyon: Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1762


A. Aubry, Paris, bookseller; 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