Oeuvres de Boileau Despréaux
Illustrated by Nicolas-André Monsiau (French, 1754/55–1837), Engraved by Etienne Claude Voysard (French, 1746–about 1812), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by N. Thomas (French, about 1750–about 1812), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Portrait(s) designed by Jean Jacques Forty (French, 1743–1800), Author Nicolas Boileau Despréaux (1636–1711), Printer Crapelet [firm] (French, late 18th–early 19th century)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Cohen-de Ricci 171
Overall: 29.6 x 23.5 x 8.3 cm (11 5/8 x 9 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with nine etching and engravings
Not On View
(Paris: Crapelet, 1798) Quarto; 274 leaves, plus 9 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped half red morocco, orange paper boards.
Literary illustrations; author portrait.
Paris: Crapelet, 1798
Acquired in 1912 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent