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L'Anti-Lucrèce, poëme sur la religion naturelle

Etched by Pierre François Tardieu (French, 1711–1771), Etched by Jean Baptiste Delafosse (French, 1721–1806), After Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Jean Daullé (French, 1703–1763), After Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659–1743), Author Cardinal Melchior de Polignac (French, 1661–1742?), Printer Hippolyte Louis Guerin (French, 18th century), Printer Jacques Guerin (French, 18th century), Printer Desaint & Saillant (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 812


Overall: 22.2 x 15.2 x 5.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one engraving and 14 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: [v. 1] Hippolyte-Louis Guerin and Jacques Guerin, [v. 2] Desaint & Saillant, 1749) Octavo, two vols. in one; [v. 1] 165 leaves, plus plate; [v. 2] 171 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Frontispiece author portrait; decorative headpieces and vignettes

Paris: [v. 1] Hippolyte-Louis Guerin and Jacques Guerin, [v. 2] Desaint & Saillant, 1749


Acquired in 1925 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