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Metamorphoseon (Metamorphoses)

Illustrated by Hans Baldung (Grien) (German, 1484 or 1485–1545), Formerly attributed to Hans Wechtlin (German, 1480 to 1485–after 1526), Author Ovid (43 B.C.–17 or 18 A.D.), Printer Johann Schott (German, 1477–1548)

Place of Publication: Strassburg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

C. Schmidt, Martin & Jean Schott (Strassburg: 1893), p. 21, no. 29; Hollstein 252 (Baldung).


Overall: 21.9 x 16.5 x 5.5 cm (8 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one chiaroscuro woodcut

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1515) Quarto; 252 leaves; half blind-stamped pigskin, wooden boards; tan cloth box.

Chiaroscuro woodcut border in red-orange and black on title page, attributed to Hans Wechtlin.

Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1515


Contemporary ownership inscription (?) on title page; W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), his bequest to MFA, April 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen