Requires Photography

Les Chats

1727


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 721; Bibliothèque nationale, Inventaire 18th cen., v. 4, p. 150, no. 546

Dimensions

Overall: 19.2 x 12.7 x 3.2 cm (7 9/16 x 5 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1525.2

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with ten etchings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Gabriel-François Quillau fils, 1727) Octavo; 111 leaves, plus plates (some folding) and one folded text leaf; gilt-stamped marbled brown calf. BOUND with Bourdon de Sigrais, Histoire des rats, 1737 (37.1525.1)

Illustrations of earlier depictions of cats in Egypt, etc.; scene of woman in bed with her cat, etc.


Paris: Gabriel-François Quillau fils, 1727

Provenance

Armorial bookplate of Mr. le Bon. de Warenghien; 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