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L'amour de Cupido et de Psiché (The Love of Cupid and Psyche)

1586
Engraver Léonard Gaultier (French, 1561–1641), After Agostino Veneziano (Italian, about 1490–after 1536), Author Apuleius (2nd century)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bibl. nat., Inventaire 16th, vol. I, pp. 401-07, nos. 163-95; Mortimer, French, 34

Dimensions

Overall: 19.7 x 15.2 x 1 cm (7 3/4 x 6 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

41.47

Medium or Technique

Set of engraved title and 32 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Léonard Gaultier, 1586) Octavo; 33 leaves; modern gilt-stamped green morocco binding.

Illustrations of the legend of Cupid and Psyche


Paris: Léonard Gaultier, 1586

Provenance

Edouard Rahir (1862-1924, his fifth sale, 1937, lot 1218); Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); Harvard College Library, from whom purchased by MFA, February 13, 1941.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund