Livre de la conqueste de la toison d'or

Illustrated by Léonard Thiry (Netherlandish (worked in France), active from 1536, died in 1550), Engraved by René Boyvin (French, 1525–1580 or 98)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 1648; Mortimer, French, 520; BN, Inventaire 16th, I, pp. 172-77; Robert-Dumesnil, v. 8, pp. 36-44, nos. 39-64


Overall: 34.2 x 25.4 x 2.2 cm (13 7/16 x 10 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Set of 26 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: 1563) Oblong folio; 26 leaves; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (R. Petit).

Scenes from the story of Jason and Medea, within elaborate decorative borders.

Paris: 1563


Inscription on preliminary leaf: "provient de Mr. [Le Soufaché?]"; Henri Vever, Paris (book label); William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, November 18, 1948.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund