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La Peinture. Poëme en trois chants.

Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Benoît-Louis Prévost (French, about 1735–about 1804), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Antoine-Marin Le Mierre (French, 1723–1793), Publisher Edmé-Jean Le Jay (French, died in 1797?), Printer Gabriel François Quillau (French, died in 1752)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 620


Overall: 25 x 20 x 1.5 cm (9 13/16 x 7 7/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title and three etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Imprimerie Quillau, for Le Jay [1769]) Quarto; 52 leaves, plus title and 3 plates; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped dark blue paper boards.

Engraved title with portrait, literary illustrations.

Paris: Imprimerie Quillau, for Le Jay [1769]


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