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Les amours de Psyché et de Cupidon

Illustrated by Jean Frédéric Schall (French, 1752–1825), Engraved by Jacques Bonnefoy (French, active late 18th–early 19th century), Engraved by Mme de Monchy (French, 18th century), Engraved by Nicolas Colibert (French, about 1750–after 1810), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher André Defer de Maisonneuve (French, 1749–1795), Printer Pierre François Didot (French, 1731–1793)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 582


Overall: 36.3 x 27.3 x 3.5 cm (14 5/16 x 10 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four color etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Fr. Didot jeune, for Defer de Maisonneuve, 1791) Large quarto; 82 leaves, plus 4 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped speckled brown calf.

Literary illustrations, printed in color.

Paris: P. Fr. Didot jeune, for Defer de Maisonneuve, 1791


Acquired in 1925 from Brentano's, New York, by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent