Les Métamorphoses...traduction nouvelle avec le texte latin

Illustrated by Jean-Jacques François Le Barbier (French, 1738–1826), Illustrated by Nicolas-André Monsiau (French, 1754/55–1837), Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Charles-Abraham Chasselat (French, 1782–1843), Illustrated by Benjamin Duvivier (French, 1730–1819), Engraved by Pierre-Charles Baquoy (1759–1829), Engraved by Wilbrode-Magloire-Nicolas Courbe (French, active late 18th–early 19th century), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Engraved by Robert de Launay (French, 1754–1814), Engraved by Remi Henri Joseph Delvaux (French, 1748/50–1823), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Vincent Marie Langlois (French, born in 1756), Engraved by Georges Malbeste (French, 1754–1843), Engraved by François Marie Isidore Queverdo (French, 1748–about 1808), Engraved by N. Thomas (French, about 1750–about 1812), Engraved by Philippe Trière (French, 1756–about 1815), Engraved by Antoine-Claude-François Villerey (French, 1754–1828), Author Ovid (43 B.C.–17 or 18 A.D.), Printer Pierre Didot (French, 1761–1853)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 773-74; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 96


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 31.6 x 24 x 7 cm (12 7/16 x 9 7/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 144 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Chez les éditeurs, F. Gay, Ch. Guestard, 1806) Large quarto, four vols.; [v. 1] lxviii, 331 pp., plus plates; [v. 2] [2 ff.], 418 pp., plus pls.; [v. 3] 460 pp., plus pls.; [v. 4] [2. ff.] 559 pp., plus pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped red paper boards.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Chez les éditeurs, F. Gay, Ch. Guestard, 1806


Acquired in 1927 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