Die Eclogen Vergils

Eclogae & Georgicae latinae et germanice volumen prius: Eclogae

Illustrated by Aristide Joseph Bonaventure Maillol (French, 1861–1944), Typographical design by Eric Gill (English, 1882–1940), Author Virgil (born in 70 B.C.E.), Translator Rudolph Alexander Schröder (German, 1878–1962), Printer and Publisher Cranach Presse (German, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Weimar, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book 172; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 110 (English ed.)


Overall: 32 x 24.4 x 2.5 cm (12 5/8 x 9 5/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 43 woodcuts and decorative initials

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Weimar: Cranach Presse, 1926) Folio; [2 ff.] 110 pp. [3 ff.]; original publisher’s gilt-stamped red morocco (original publisher’s red cloth box).

Literary illustrations.

Weimar: Cranach Presse, 1926


Unidentified ownership inscription on preliminary leaf; W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom given to MFA July 8, 1954.

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen


© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.