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Les avantures de Gil Blas de Santillane

Etched by Unidentified artist, Dutch, 18th century, Author Alain René Le Sage (French, 1668–1747), Printer Meynard Uytwerf (Dutch, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet III, 1006[?]


Overall (each vol.): 13.7 x 8.3 x 3 cm (5 3/8 x 3 1/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 27 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Meynard Uytwerf, 1747) Duodecimo, four vols.; [v. 1] 204 leaves, plus 7 plates, [v. 2] 176 ll., 7 pls., [v. 3] 192 ll., 8 pls.; [v. 4] 194 ll., 5 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped sprinkled brown calf.

Illustrations to Le Sage novel.

Amsterdam: Meynard Uytwerf, 1747


Acquired in 1914 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