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Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Illustrated by François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Illustrated by Jean Etienne Liotard (Swiss, 1702–1789), Engraved by Jacques Aliamet (French, 1726–1788), Etched by Pierre Quentin Chedel (French, 1705–1762), Engraved by Jean Jacques Flipart (French, 1719–1782), Engraved by Jacques Philippe Le Bas (French, 1707–1783), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Engraved by Claude-Antoine de Littret (French, about 1735–1775), Engraved by Dominique Sornique (French, died in 1756), Author Charles-Simon Favart (French, 1710–1792), Author Marie-Justine Benoîte Favart (French, 1727–1772), Publisher Nicolas Bonaventure Duchesne (French, died in 1765)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 375 (8 vols.)


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 19.1 x 13 x 3.5 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 16 etchings and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Duchesne, 1763) Octavo, eight vols.; each vol. with frontispiece, collective title, and sometimes a preface, followed by several plays separately paginated; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Portraits of authors (M. and Mme Favart); dramatic illustrations; engraved musical scores.

Paris: Duchesne, 1763


Acquired in 1910 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