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Outlines of Figures and Drapery Collected with Great Care from Antient Statues, Monuments Basreleivos &c Representing the Principle Characters in the Plays of Racine in their Proper Costume

Drawings Faithfully Copied from Nature at Naples

about 1807
Illustrated by Friedrich Rehberg (German, 1758–1835), Author Jean Racine (French, 1639–1699)

Place of Publication: London, England


Overall: 32.5 x 26 x 1.3 cm (12 13/16 x 10 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 26 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

[London: about 1807] Small folio; 26 leaves; original gilt-stamped brown cloth.

Illustrations of characters from Racine’s plays; portrayals of Emma Hamilton’s “attitudes”

[London: about 1807]


Acquired in 1907 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