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The Metamorphoses of Ovid

Dem hoch Edlen unnd gestrengen Herren Jonae von Heyssperg auff Merckenstein...Johann Wilhelm Baur Inventor et fecit

Johann Wilhelm Baur (German, about 1600–after 1641), Author Ovid (43 B.C.–17 or 18 A.D.)

Place of Publication: Vienna, Austria

Catalogue Raisonné

Meyer, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon III, p. 154, no. 12


Overall [binding]: 51.5 x 37.5 x 3 cm (20 1/4 x 14 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Set of etched dedication/title and 150 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Vienna: Johann Wilhelm Baur, 1641) All plates in the series (P2443-2593) are separately mounted on leaves of an album, bound in contemporary blind-stamped brown calf.

Illustrations of scenes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

Vienna: Johann Wilhelm Baur, 1641


Early provenance not researched; Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA, November 1897.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund