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Ovid's Art of Love, in three books. Together with his Amours and Remedy of Love...To which are added, The Court of Love, A Tale from Chaucer, and the History of Love.

Ovid's Amours, in Three Books
The Court of Love. A Tale, from Chaucer.
The History of Love. A Poem: in a Letter to a Lady.

Engraved by Samuel Gribelin (English, 17th century), After Francesco Albani (Italian (Bolognese), 1578–1660)

Place of Publication: London, England


Overall: 15.1 x 9.1 x 2.2 cm (5 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with seven engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Jacob Tonson, 1719) Duodecimo; 214 leaves, plus plates; modern gilt-stamped mottled brown calf (Cecil & Larkins).

Allegorical and decorative frontispieces to Ovid’s texts.

London: Jacob Tonson, 1719


Acquired in 1922 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

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William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent