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L'amour de Cupido et de Psiche

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, French, 16th century, After Agostino Veneziano (Italian, about 1490–after 1536), Author Apuleius (2nd century), Printer Jeanne de Marnef Janot (French, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Mortimer, French, 33


Overall: 14.1 x 9.6 x 1.6 cm (5 9/16 x 3 3/4 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 32 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Jeanne de Marnef Janot, 1546) Octavo; 48 leaves; contemporary blind- and gilt-stamped brown calf.

Illustrations of legend of Cupid and Psyche, within elaborate decorative borders

BOUND with: Les figures de l’Apocalipse, 1547 (33.687.1)

Paris: Jeanne de Marnef Janot, 1546


Marcus Fugger (1529-1597--binding; initials on front pastedown); Oettingen-Wallerstein (Kloster Maihingen) stamp on title of Apocalypse [33.687.1] bound with this title; Karl & Faber, Munich, Fugger Sale, Nov. 6-7, 1933, lot 97, from which purchased (through E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London) by MFA, December 1933.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis