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Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), After Clément Pierre Marillier (French, 1740–1808), Publisher Delalain (firm) (18th century)

Place of Publication: Geneva, Switzerland; Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 861 (1784 ed.)


Overall: 20.2 x 13.4 x 3.2 cm (7 15/16 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Geneva, and Paris: Delalain, 1774) Octavo; 234 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled calf.

Engraved title vignette and chapter head- and tailpieces, one of which (p. 227) depicts the tale of the sculptor and Pygmalion.

Geneva, and Paris: Delalain, 1774


Acquired in 1925 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