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Recueil de cent sujets de divers genres composés et gravés à l'eau-forte

A Sett of One Hundred Original Etchings

Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (French, 1747–1819)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 338-39; Bibliothèque nationale 19th, v. 7, p. 206, no. 39


Overall: 17 x 24.2 x 2.8 cm (6 11/16 x 9 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 100 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: 1814) Oblong octavo; 14 pp., plus 100 plates; nineteenth-century blind- and gilt-stamped brown morocco (Hering, 9 Newman St.) [brown cloth slipcase].

Various genre subjects, including workers, tradesmen, military costumes, battles, country fairs, dances, theatrical scenes, beggars, etc.; includes a self-portrait of the artist.

Paris: 1814


Unidentified armorial bookplate with motto "Optivo cognomine crescit"; acquired in 1906 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