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Les metamorphoses d'Ovide, en latin, traduites en françois, avec des remarques, et des explications historiques

Engraved by Bernard Picart (French, 1673–1733), Engraved by Philip van Gunst (Dutch, 1685–1732), Engraved by Jan Wandelaar (Dutch, 1690–1759), Engraved by Balthasar Bernaerts (Dutch, active 1711–1737), Engraved by Joseph Mulder (Dutch, born about 1659/1660), Engraved by Martin Bouché (Flemish (worked in England), about 1640–1693), Engraved by Peter Paul Bouché (Flemish, worked in England, born about 1646), Engraved by Jan Schenk (Dutch, active 1731–1746), Engraved by Jacob Folkema (Dutch, 1692–1767), Engraved by Wouter Jongman (Dutch, active 1712–1744), Engraved by Frederic Bouttats (Flemish, 1610–1675), After Godfried Maes (Netherlandish, 1649–1700), After Jacob de Wit (Netherlandish, 1695–1754), After Giulio Romano (Italian, 1499?–1546), After Louis Fabritius Dubourg (Dutch, 1693–1775), After Charles Le Brun (French, 1619–1690), After Pietro Testa (Italian, 1612–1650), After Sébastien Leclerc (French, 1637–1714), After Jan Punt (Dutch, 1711–1779), Author Ovid (43 B.C.–17 or 18 A.D.), Printer and Publisher Jacob Wetstein (Dutch, active 1721–1750), Printer and Publisher Rudolf Wetstein (Dutch, active 1701–1730)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 768


Overall (each vol.): 45.5 x 31 x 3.5 cm (17 15/16 x 12 3/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 134 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: R. & J. Wetstein & G. Smith, 1732) Folio, 2 vols.; [v. 1] 130 leaves, plus one plate; [v. 2] 141 leaves; modern half gilt-stamped red morocco, red marbled paper boards.

Engraved frontispiece; illustrations to Ovid’s tales; decorative vignettes

Amsterdam: R. & J. Wetstein & G. Smith, 1732


Acquired in 1916 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