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Les Amours de Psyché et de Cupidon suivis d'Adonis, poëme

Illustrated by Antoine Borel (French, 1734–after 1810), Engraved by Vigna-Vigneron (French, active late 19th century), Author Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621–1695), Publisher Théophile Belin (French, active late 19th century), Printer Chamerot et Renouard (French, active late 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall (each vol.): 31.5 x 22.7 x 4 cm (12 3/8 x 8 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 26 color etching and engravings, in multiple impressions, including etched states and color separation proofs

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Théophile Belin, 1899) Quarto, two vols.; (v. 1) [2 ff.] xxiv, 96 pp. [1 ff.], plus plates; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 144 pp. [1 f.], plus pls.; contemporary red pastepaper boards (spines faded).

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Théophile Belin, 1899


Acquired in 1913 from Anderson Galleries, 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