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L'Art de peindre. Poëme. Avec des réflexions sur les différentes parties de la peinture.

1760
Illustrated by Jean Baptiste Marie Pierre (French, 1713–1789), Etched by Claude Henri Watelet (French, 1718–1786), Publisher Hippolyte Louis Guerin (French, 18th century), Publisher Louis-François Delatour (French, 1727–1807)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 1051

Dimensions

Overall: 29 x 22.7 x 3.1 cm (11 7/16 x 8 15/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.2400

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 23 etchings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: H. L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour, 1760) Quarto; 82 leaves, plus 3 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece, measured outline figures of sculpture, decorative vignettes (some including medallion portraits), title fleuron, and tailpieces


Paris: H. L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour, 1760

Provenance

Acquired in 1923 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