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The Cupid. A Collection of Love Songs, in Twelve Parts. Suited to Twelve Different Sorts of Lovers

Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Scotin (French, born in 1678), After Gérard Jean-Baptiste Scotin II (French, born in 1698, worked in England from 1733), After Jean Baptiste Claude Chatelain (French, about 1710–about 1771), Printer J. Chrichley (English, 18th century), Publisher Robert Dodsley (English, 1703–1764)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC (RLIN): T141148


Overall: 16.2 x 9.8 x 2 cm (6 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: J. Chrichley for Robert Dodsley, 1736) Dodecimo; 120 leaves, plus 13 plates; modern gilt-stamped blue morocco (Riviere & Son).

Allegorical frontispiece; illustrations of different sorts of lovers.

London: J. Chrichley for Robert Dodsley, 1736


William Crampton; acquired in 1919 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

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