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Les metamorphoses d'Ovide, traduites en françois

Etched by Unidentified artist, Dutch, 18th century, Author Ovid (43 B.C.–17 or 18 A.D.), Translator Pierre Du Ryer (died in 1658), Publisher Pierre Gosse (Dutch, 18th century), Publisher Jean Neaulme (Dutch, 18th century)

Place of Publication: The Hague, Netherlands


Overall (each volume): 17 x 10.3 x 3.2 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 125 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(The Hague: Pierre Gosse and J. Neaulme, 1728) Octavo, four vols.; [v. 1] 187 leaves, plus 46 plates; [v. 2] 172 leaves, plus 30 plates; [v. 3] 174 leaves, plus 28 plates; [v. 4] 182 leaves, plus 20 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Etched frontispiece; illustrations to Ovid’s tales

The Hague: Pierre Gosse and J. Neaulme, 1728


Acquired in 1917 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