La Prix de la beauté, ou les couronnes

Etched by Marie Thérèse Martinet (French, born about 1731), After Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), After Martinet (French, 18th–19th century), Author Pierre Thomas Gondot (French, 18th century), Publisher Pierre Delormel (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 826 (first issue)


Overall: 22.2 x 16.9 x 2 cm (8 3/4 x 6 5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 10 etchings and 45 engraved text and music plates

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: de Lormel, 1760) Quarto; 37 leaves, plus two engraved titles, four plates, and 25 engraved text leaves; modern gilt-stamped reddish-brown morocco.

Decorative engraved titles; pastoral illustrations; decorative vignettes; engraved music and text

Paris: de Lormel, 1760


D. Bentum [Beutum?], sale Lucerne, Gilhofer & Ranschburg, 18 Nov. 1926; acquired at that sale 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