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Phrosine et Mélidore

Illustrated by Pietro Antonio Martini (Italian, 1738–1797), Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Author Pierre-Joseph Bernard (French, 1710–1775)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 132 [variant]


Overall: 22.8 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm (9 x 6 1/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with etched and engraved title and seven etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Paris: 1775]) Octavo; 95 leaves, plus title and 7 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Literary illustrations.

[Paris: 1775]


Acquired in 1906 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