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Portrait(s) designed by Antoine Borel (French, 1734–after 1810), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Author Louis-Elisabeth, comte de Tressan (French, 1705–1783), Publisher Jacques Desray (French, late 18th–early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 999


Overall (each vol.): 19.3 x 12.6 x 2.7 cm (7 5/8 x 4 15/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Desray, 1791) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 215 leaves, plus 1 plate; [v. 2] 197 ll.; contemporary gilt- and blind-stamped brown calf.

Author portrait.

Paris: Desray, 1791


Acquired in 1917 from Goodspeed, Boston, 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