Les Métamorphoses...en latin et en françois de la traduction de M. l'Abbé Banier

Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Illustrated by François Boucher (French, 1703–1770)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 769-772; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 62


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 25.8 x 20.3 x 3.5 cm (10 3/16 x 8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 178 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Prault, for Delormel, 1767-1771) Quarto, four vols.; [v. 1] 180 leaves, plus 50 plates; [v. 2] 182 ll., plus 33 pls.; [v. 3] 184 ll., plus 37 pls.; [v. 4] 192 ll., plus 22 pls.; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Allo[?]).

Engraved title, dedication, illustrations to Ovid’s poem, decorative and allegorical headpieces and fleurons, tailpiece of vol. 4 featuring illustrators and engravers.

Paris: Prault, for Delormel, 1767-1771


Acquired in 1924 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