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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 826-27 (second issue)


Overall: 23.1 x 17.2 x 1.5 cm (9 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title, four etched plates, and four leaves of engraved music

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: de Lormel, 1760) Quarto; 37 leaves, plus 5 plates and four leaves of engraved music; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

Engraved decorative title; pastoral illustrations; engraved music

Paris: de Lormel, 1760


Possible old signature (upside-down) on verso of last leaf; acquired in 1924 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