Paul et Virginie

Illustrated by Baron François Pascal Simon Gérard (French, 1770–1837), Illustrated by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (French, 1767–1824), Illustrated by Jean Baptiste Isabey (French, 1767–1855), Illustrated by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (French, 1758–1823), Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Louis Lafitte (French, 1770–1828), Engraved by Antoine-Achille Bourgeois de la Richardière (French, born in 1777), Engraved by Edmé Bovinet (French, 1767–1832), Engraved by André-Joseph Mécou (French, 1771–1837), Engraved by J.-F. Prot (French, active about 1800), Engraved by Victor Pillement (French, 1767–1814), Engraved by Barthélemy Joseph Fulcran Roger (French, 1767–1841), Engraved by Jean François Ribault (French, 1767–1820), Author Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (French, 1737–1814), Printer and Publisher Pierre Didot (French, 1761–1853)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 933; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 74.


Overall: 33.4 x 25.5 x 3.7 cm (13 1/8 x 10 1/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with seven etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, 1806) Large quarto; [1 f.] xcii, 194 pp. [3 ff.]; contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco.

Literary illustrations; author portrait.

Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, 1806


Acquired in 1907 from Maggs Bros., London, 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