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Il Pastor fido tragicom. pastor.

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Benoît-Louis Prévost (French, about 1735–about 1804), Engraved by Demautort (French, active in 1768), Author Battista Guarini (Italian, 1538–1612), Publisher Prault (French, 18th century), Printer Michel Lambert (French, 1722?–1787)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 464 (1766 ed.)


Overall: 14.6 x 8.9 x 2.4 cm (5 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with eight etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Michel Lambert, for Prault, 1768) Duodecimo; 168 leaves, plus frontispiece; original gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Author portrait, decorative engraved title, literary vignettes.

Paris: Michel Lambert, for Prault, 1768


Acquired in 1910 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