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Oeuvres de Gresset

Le parrain magnifique

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Portrait(s) designed by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Author Jean Baptiste Louis Gresset (French, 1709–1777), Publisher Antoine Augustin Renouard (French, 1765–1853), Printer Pierre Didot (French, 1761–1853)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 463


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 21.4 x 15 x 4.4 cm (8 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with nine etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, for Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1811) Octavo, two vols.; (v. 1) lxxii, 383 pages, plus 6 plates; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 444 pp.; (Le parrain) [2 ff.] 93 pp., plus 3 pls.; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations; author portrait.

Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, for Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1811


Acquired in 1925 in Paris 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