Paris: Desprez, 1775
The inscription at the bottom of the page is by Gabriel's brother Charles-Germain; slightly larger script and different style. Points to this catalogue having been in C-G's collection after G's death.
Sketch on page 207 signed by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin.
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); J. Hogarth; C. Richardson, Manchester, England, book dealer from whom acquired by William A. Sargent (1858-1936), Boston, MA on July 26, 1921 (Cat. 87, no. 242: £2/10/-); his bequest to MFA November 17, 1937.
Bequest of William A. Sargent
- Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, French, 1724–1780
- Author Pierre François Basan, French, 1723–1797
- Printed by Guillaume-Nicolas Desprez, French, 1713–1795
Place of Publication
Dacier 1042; Lugt Répertoire 2453. Cohen 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.)
Medium or Technique
Printed book with marginal drawings in black chalk, with some red chalk, pen and ink, and watercolor