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La Gerusalemme liberata

1771
Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 974; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 22

Dimensions

Overall (each vol.): 22.4 x 15.4 x 3 cm (8 13/16 x 6 1/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1526a-b

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 68 etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Francesco Agostino Quillau, for Agostino Delalain, Pietro Durand, Gio. Claudio Molini, 1771) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 166 leaves, plus 11 plates, title, and dedication; [v. 2] 170 ll., plus 11 plates and title; contemporary armorial gilt-stamped red morocco.

Literary illustrations; portraits of author and illustrator; engraved titles; decorative vignettes and tailpieces.


Paris: Francesco Agostino Quillau, for Agostino Delalain, Pietro Durand, Gio. Claudio Molini, 1771

Provenance

Wenzel-Anton, prince de Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711-1794; armorial binding); unidentified stamp of coat of arms on preliminary leaf; acquired in 1906 from Lucien Gougy, Paris [Cat. 211, no. 826], 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