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La Déclamation, théatrale, poëme didactique en trois chants

La Danse, chant quatrième du poëme de la déclamation

Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Author Claude Joseph Dorat (French, 1734–1780), Publisher Sébastien Jorry (French, died in 1774)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 312


Overall: 21.7 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm (8 9/16 x 5 13/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Sébastien Jorry, 1766[-1767]) Quarto; 99 leaves, plus 5 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Decorative frontispiece title; allegorical illustrations of tragedy, comedy, opera, and dance.

Paris: Sébastien Jorry, 1766[-1767]


Acquired in 1909 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