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Daphnis

1754
Illustrated by Salomon Gessner (Swiss, 1730–1788)


Place of Publication: Zurich, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Lanckoronska and Oehler II, p. 220; Rümann 324; Leeman-van Eck, Gessner, 502

Dimensions

Overall: 15.4 x 10.4 x 1.3 cm (6 1/16 x 4 1/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

41.306

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six etchings and two woodcut vignettes

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Zurich: Gessner, 1754) Octavo; 67 leaves; contemporary half gilt-stamped brown calf, brown marbled paper boards

Frontispiece and decorative vignettes of pastoral subjects


Zurich: Gessner, 1754

Provenance

Ownership inscriptions dated 1891 on front flyleaf; purchased from Hellmut Domizlaff, Munich, in 1936 by Philip Hofer, Cambridge (1898-1984), by whom given to MFA, May 8, 1941.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.