Les illustres français, ou tableaux historiques des grands hommes de la France pris dans tous les genres de célébrité jusqu'en 1792

Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831), Engraved by Johann Theodor Susemihl (German, born in 1772 (possibly active in France, about 1802)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 814


Overall: 39.2 x 27.7 x 2.5 cm (15 7/16 x 10 7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bound set of 56 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Bound sets

(Paris: F. M. Maurice [1790-1816]) Folio; 59 leaves; modern gilt-stamped half blue morocco, marbled paper boards (A. Taffin).

Portraits with decorative borders, vignettes, and engraved captions.

Paris: F. M. Maurice [1790-1816]


John L. Dudley, Jr. (booklabel); acquired in 1917 from Anderson Auction, New York, 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