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Illustrated by François Marie Isidore Queverdo (French, 1748–about 1808), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Author Claude-Jeanne Defrance (French, active late 18th century), Formerly attributed to Anacreon (6th century B.C.E.), Translator Jean-Baptiste Gail (French, 1755–1829), Publisher Veuve Gail et fils (French), Printer Delance [firm] (French, late 18th–early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 82 [variant]


Overall: 16 x 12 x 1.3 cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Delance, for Ve. Gail et fils, l’an VI [1798]) 18mo; 45 leaves, plus 4 plates; nineteenth-century half vellum, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Delance, for Ve. Gail et fils, l’an VI [1798]


Unidentified collector(s) with initials GH (gold stamp; bookplate); acquired in Paris in 1910 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