Oeuvres contenant un recueil de trophées, attributs, cartouches, vases, fleurs ornemens & plusieurs desseins agréables pour broder des fauteuils

Oeuvres de Ranson, Vol. 1

Designed by Pierre Ranson (French, 1736–1786), Engraved by Pierre-Gabriel Berthault (French, 1737–1831), Engraved by Etienne Claude Voysard (French, 1746–about 1812), Publisher Esnauts et Rapilly (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Guilmard, pp. 248-49; Berlin 488


Overall: 43.4 x 29.5 x 4.3 cm (17 1/16 x 11 5/8 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bound set of 125 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Bound sets

(Paris: Esnauts et Rapilly, 1778) Folio; 125 leaves; modern gilt-stamped brown marbled morocco.

Designs for decorative trophies, “attributes,” flowers, vases, medallions, frames, seat covers, etc., many featuring floral motifs

Paris: Esnauts et Rapilly, 1778


Georges Mathias, Paris, from whom purchased by MFA, July 1, 1930.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund