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Page 1. Catalogue raisonné des différens objets de curiosités dans les sciences et arts, qui composoient le Cabinet de feu Mr Mariette

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Paris: Chez l'auteur et G. Desprez, 1775


Sketch on page 207 signed pen and brown ink "G de Saint-Aubin del."


Saint-Aubin's estate; possibly sold to Baron de Saint-Julien or dispersed after the death of Augustin de Saint-Aubin; Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830; Lugt 2446); his sale, Sotheby's, London, 25 June 1830 ff., lot 89; purchased at Lawrence sale by Joseph Hogarth, Sr. (1801-1879); C. Richardson, Manchester, England, book dealer from whose catalogue 87, no. 242, acquired July 1921 for £2/10/- by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936); his bequest to MFA November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Sargent


Place of Publication

Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Dacier 1042; Lugt, Répertoire des ventes 2453; Cohen-de Ricci 115.


Sheet: 21 x 13 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.): Overall: 22 x 13.5 x 4.4 cm (8 11/16 x 5 5/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Printed book with 1352 marginal drawings in black chalk, with some red chalk, pen and ink, and watercolor


Prints and Drawings