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La Pitié, poëme

Illustrated by Nicolas-André Monsiau (French, 1754/55–1837), Engraved by Jean Louis Anselin (French, 1754–1823), Engraved by Wilbrode-Magloire-Nicolas Courbe (French, active late 18th–early 19th century), Engraved by Pierre-Gabriel Berthault (French, 1737–1831), Engraved by Marie Alexandre Duparc (French, active 1780–1830), Author Jacques Delille (French, 1738–1813), Publisher Giguet et Michaud (French, early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 280; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 78


Overall: 23.8 x 16 x 2.9 cm (9 3/8 x 6 5/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Giguet et Michaud, 1803) Octavo; 206 pp., plus 4 plates; contemporary blue pastepaper boards, printed paper label.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Giguet et Michaud, 1803


Acquired in 1923 in Paris 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