Requires Photography

Les Prôneurs, ou le Tartuffe littéraire, comédie en trois actes, en vers

Le Malheureux imaginaire, comédie en cinq actes, en vers

Illustrated by Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Engraved by Pierre Duflos (French, born in 1751), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Pierre Adrien Le Beau (French, 1748–after 1800), Author Claude Joseph Dorat (French, 1734–1780), Publisher Delalain (firm) (18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 321


Overall: 18.7 x 12.5 x 2.4 cm (7 3/8 x 4 15/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Hollande” et Paris: Delalain, 1777) Octavo, two titles bound together; [Prôneurs] 49 leaves, plus 4 plates; [Malheureux] 63 leaves; comtemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Dramatic illustrations.

“Hollande” et Paris: Delalain, 1777


Acquired in 1927 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