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Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide, traduites en vers...nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée

Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Illustrated by Jean Baptiste Le Prince (French, 1734–1781), Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Philippe Louis Parizeau (French, 1740–1801), Illustrated by Etienne-Pierre Gois (French, 1731–1823), Illustrated by John Flaxman (English, 1755–1826), Illustrated by Alexander Zick (German, 1845–1907), Author Ovid (43 B.C.–17 or 18 A.D.), Publisher Jacques Desray (French, late 18th–early 19th century), Printer Crapelet [firm] (French, late 18th–early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 26.1 x 19.3 x 5 cm (10 1/4 x 7 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 141 etching and engravings, extra-illustrated with 18 engravings and 35 lithographs

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Crapelet, for Desray, 1808) Octavo, four vols.; (v. 1) lxvi pp. [1 f.] 323 pp., plus plates; (v. 2) [2 ff.] 400 pp., plus pls.; (v. 3) [2 ff.] 424 pp.; plus pls.; (v. 4) [2 ff.] 428 pp., plus pls.; modern gilt-stamped half blue morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations; portrait of author.

Paris: Crapelet, for Desray, 1808


Acquired in 1903 from Lucien Gougy, Paris, 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