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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

1641
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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

P2443

Medium or Technique

Set of etched dedication/title and 150 etchings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

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

Provenance

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