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Les Amours de Psyché et de Cupidon, avec le poème d'Adonis

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Portrait(s) designed by Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659–1743), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher Saugrain [firm] (French, late 18th century), Publisher Pierre François Didot (French, 1731–1793), Printer Plassan [firm] (French, late 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 584


Overall (each vol. depth variable): 16 x 10.6 x 3.3 cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 18 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Plassan, for Saugrain et Didot, 1797) 12mo, two vols.; [v. 1] 111 leaves, plus 6 plates; [v. 2] 142 ll., plus 12 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Literary illustrations; author portrait.

Paris: Plassan, for Saugrain et Didot, 1797


Acquired in Paris in 1907 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