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L'Honnête criminel, drame en cinq actes & en vers

Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Engraved by Louis Binet (French, 1744–about 1800), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Jean Charles Levasseur (French, 1734–1816), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Author Charles-Georges Fenouillot de Falbaire (French, 1727–1800/01), Publisher Joseph Merlin (French, 1718–1783)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 390


Overall: 19.8 x 13 x 1.3 cm (7 13/16 x 5 1/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam, and Paris: Merlin, 1767) Octavo; 63 leaves, plus 5 plates; modern limp vellum.

Illustrations from Fenouillot’s play.

Amsterdam, and Paris: Merlin, 1767


Acquired in 1906 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