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

Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by A. B. Duhamel (French, 1736–after 1800), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Michel Dupréel (French, active 1787–1817), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Jacques-Louis Petit (French, 1760–about 1812), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Portrait(s) designed by Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659–1743), Engraved by Pierre Audouin (French, 1768–1822), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Printer Pierre François Didot (French, 1731–1793)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 583; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 56


Overall: 31.3 x 23.9 x 2.8 cm (12 5/16 x 9 7/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with nine etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Didot le jeune, l’an troisième [1795]) Large quarto; 119 leaves, plus 9 plates; nineteenth-century gilt- and blind-stamped half brown calf, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations; author portrait.

Paris: Didot le jeune, l’an troisième [1795]


Acquired in 1905 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