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Les Metamorphoses d'Ovide en latin et françois

Engraver Peter Paul Bouché (Flemish, worked in England, born about 1646), Engraver Martin Bouché (Flemish (worked in England), about 1640–1693), Engraver Frederic Bouttats (Flemish, 1610–1675), Engraver Pieter Clouwet (Netherlandish, 1606–1670), Engraver Crispin van de Passe, Sr. (Netherlandish, 1564–1637), Engraver Magdalena van de Passe (Netherlandish, 1600–1638), After Hendrik Abbé (Flemish, 17th century), After Abraham Jansz. van Diepenbeeck (Flemish, 1596–1675), After Adam Elsheimer (German, 1578–1610), After Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640), After Adriaen van de Venne (Dutch, 1589–1662), Author Ovid (43 B.C.–17 or 18 A.D.), Printer and Publisher François Foppens (Flemish, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Brussels, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet IV, 285; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, XVI, pp. 67-68, no. 236ad; pp. 213-15, nos. 5-8


Overall: 46.9 x 30 x 5.7 cm (18 7/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 110 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Brussels: François Foppens, 1677) Folio; 292 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Illustrations of scenes from Ovid’s Metamporphoses: e.g., Pygmalion (p. 322), Venus and Adonis (p. 341)

Brussels: François Foppens, 1677


Possible initials [FK?] on binding; Thomas Gaffield, by whom given to the MFA Library in 1895; transferred from the Library 1904.

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gaffield