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Quattro elegantissime egloghe rusticali

Engraved by Antonio Baratti (Italian, 1724–1787), Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, worked in Italy, England, and Portugal, 1728–1815), After Pietro Antonio Novelli (Italian, 1729–1804), Printer Paolo Colombani (Italian, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet IV, 1005


Overall: 24.2 x 17.7 x 1.2 cm (9 1/2 x 6 15/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 16 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Paolo Colombani, 1760) Quarto; 35 leaves; contemporary stiff paper (blue paper box).

Four full-page illustrations to poems; initials and vignettes whimsically constructed from various objects and foodstuffs

Venice: Paolo Colombani, 1760


H.P. Kraus, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, June 5, 1963.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund