Livre de la conqueste de la toison d'or

1563
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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

48.1250.1

Medium or Technique

Set of 26 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

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

Provenance

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