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Oeuvres

1741
Engraved by Bernard Picart (French, 1673–1733), Engraved by Balthasar Bernaerts (Dutch, active 1711–1737), Engraved by Pieter Tanjé (Netherlandish, 1706–1761), Engraved by Jacob Folkema (Dutch, 1692–1767), After Louis Fabritius Dubourg (Dutch, 1693–1775), Author François Rabelais (French, about 1490–1553?), Printer Jean Frédéric Bernard (Dutch, died in 1752)


Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 839-840

Dimensions

Overall (vol. 1): 24.1 x 20.5 x 3.8 cm (9 1/2 x 8 1/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.1504a-c

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 21 engravings, plus numerous vignettes

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Jean Frédéric Bernard, 1741) Quarto, three vols.; [v. 1] 285 leaves, plus 15 plates, [v. 2] 210 leaves, plus 5 plates, [v. 3] 209 leaves, plus 1 plate; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Smeers).

Author portrait, engraved title, illustrations to Rabelais works, maps, views of author’s home, plus numerous engraved vignettes


Amsterdam: Jean Frédéric Bernard, 1741

Provenance

Acquired in 1918 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