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La folle journée, ou le mariage de Figaro, comédie en cinq actes, en prose.

Illustrated by Jacques-Philippe Joseph de St. Quentin (French, born in 1738), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Lienard (French, 1780), Engraved by Charles Louis Lingée (French, 1748–1819), Engraved by Claude-Nicolas Malapeau (French, 1755–1804), Portrait(s) designed by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Portrait(s) designed by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Engraved by Jacques Le Roy (French, born in 1739), Engraved by Ambroise Tardieu (French, 1788–1841), Author Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (French, 1732–1799), Publisher Nicolas Ruault (French, 1742?–1828)

Place of Publication: Kehl, Germany; Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 125; Ray, French Illustrated Books, 68


Overall: 25.4 x 17.2 x 2.5 cm (10 x 6 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etching and engravings, with ten added etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Kehl:] La Société Littéraire-Typographique, and Paris: Ruault, 1785) Octavo; 126 leaves, plus 16 plates; modern gilt-stamped half green morocco, green marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations; author and other portraits.

[Kehl:] La Société Littéraire-Typographique, and Paris: Ruault, 1785


Acquired in 1906 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