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Recueil de testes de caractere & de charges dessinées par Leonard de Vinci Florentin.

Etched by Comte de Caylus (French, 1692–1765), After Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452–1519), After Agostino Carracci (Italian, 1557–1602), After Lodovico Cigoli (Italian, 1559–1613), Author Pierre-Jean Mariette (French, 1694–1774), Publisher Jean Mariette (French, 1660–1742)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 212; Verga, Bibliografia vinciana, 48


Overall: 29.4 x 22.4 x 2 cm (11 9/16 x 8 13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 61 etchings, two of which have chiaroscuro woodcut additions

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Jean Mariette, 1730) Quarto; 45 leaves; eighteenth-century gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Reproductions of old master drawings, most attributed to Leonardo

Paris: Jean Mariette, 1730


Eighteenth-century ownership inscription on preliminary leaf and verso of last plate; W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, April 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen