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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

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with nine etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(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.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent