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Les Vierges de Lesbos, poème antique

Illustrated by Jean Louis Hamon (French, 1821–1874), Photographer Auguste Nicolas Bertsch (French, 1813–1870), Photographer Camille d'Arnaud (French, 19th century), Author Joseph Méry (French, 1798–1865), Publisher Georges Bell (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 32 x 24.8 x 1.4 cm (12 5/8 x 9 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with three photographs (salt prints from collodion-on-glass negatives), and one etching.

Not On View


Europe, Photography


Illustrated books

(Paris: Georges Bell, 1858). Quarto; 24 pp., plus 3 plates and extra plate, original letterpress paper covers bound in; nineteenth-century half gilt-stamped red morocco, marbled paper boards.

Photographs of literary drawings.

Paris: Georges Bell, 1858


William Sturgis Bigelow (1850-1926), by whom bequeathed to MFA, accessioned November 9, 1983.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection