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

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Set of engraved title and 32 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


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


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