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Observations sur l'histoire naturelle, sur la physique et sur la peinture

Jacques-Fabien Gautier-Dagoty (French, 1711–1785)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bibliothèque nationale, Inventaire 18th cen., v. 10, pp. 58-66 [MFA owns nos. 76-77, 79-88, 90-91, 99]


Overall: 25 x 20.7 x 3.5 cm (9 13/16 x 8 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 17 color mezzotints and 3 engraved diagrams

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Delaguette, 1752) Quarto, two volumes bound as one; [v. 1, three parts] 98 leaves, plus plates; [v. 2, three pts.] 96 leaves, plus plates; 19th-century half gilt-stamped dark brown calf, marbled paper boards (beige cloth box).

Color-printed scientific illustrations of human and animal anatomical details; flowers; birds; color chart

Paris: Delaguette, 1752


1800 ownership inscription on title of L. Frey[?]; W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, April 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen