Monument du costume physique et moral de la fin du dix-huitième siècle, ou tableaux de la vie, ornés de figures

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Sigmund Freudenberger (Swiss, 1745–1801), Engraved by Jean Charles Baquoy (French, 1721–1777), Engraved by Louis Bosse (French, 18th century), Engraved by Camligue (French, 18th century), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Engraved by Jean Louis Delignon (French, 1755–about 1804), Engraved by Carl Gottlieb Guttenberg (German, 1743–1790), Engraved by Heinrich Guttenberg (German, 1749–1818), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Isidore Stanislas Helman (French, 1743–1806), Engraved by François Robert Ingouf le jeune (French, 1747–1812), Engraved by Georges Malbeste (French, 1754–1843), Engraved by Pietro Antonio Martini (Italian, 1738–1797), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Antoine Louis Romanet (French, 1742–1810), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by N. Thomas (French, about 1750–about 1812), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Author Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne (French, 1734–1806)

Place of Publication: Neuwied, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 881-882; Ray, Art of French Illustrated Book, 55; Bocher, Moreau, pp. 486-96, nos. 1348-71


Overall: 51.5 x 39.2 x 2 cm (20 1/4 x 15 7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 26 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Neuwied sur le Rhin: Société typographique, 1789) Folio; 20 leaves, plus 26 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled green paper boards, black leather spine label.

Illustrations of daily life and fashion.

Neuwied-sur-le-Rhin: Société typographique, 1789


Frederic R. Halsey (1847-1918; see Lugt 1308); acquired in 1916 from the "Huntington[?] sale" 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