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Les amours de Psyché et de Cupidon, suivies d'Adonis, poëme

Illustrated by Baron François Pascal Simon Gérard (French, 1770–1837), Engraved by Maurice Blot (French, 1753–1818), Engraved by Henri Marais (French, born about 1768), Engraved by Jean Mathieu (French, 1749–1798), Engraved by Bernard Antoine Nicollet (French, 1740–1807), Engraved by Pierre Alexandre Tardieu (French, 1756–1844), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Printer and Publisher Pierre Didot (French, 1761–1853)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 584; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 69


Overall: 33 x 26 x 4.2 cm (13 x 10 1/4 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with five etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, 1797) Large quarto; 178 leaves, plus 5 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped half red morocco, red pastepaper boards.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: P. Didot l’aîné, 1797


Acquired from Brentano's, New York, in 1917 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