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Titlepage to "Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide"

1767
Pierre Philippe Choffard (French, 1730–1809), Author Ovid (43 B.C.–17 or 18 A.D.)


Dimensions

Overall: 28 x 22 x 4.5 cm (11 x 8 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

M18663

Medium or Technique

Etching/engraving, proof before letters

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Bound sets

Single plate from bound set of 142 proofs before letters of illustrations to Les Métamorphoses d’Ovide, published from 1767-1771. Also bound in is original 1766 letterpress prospectus for published edition. Volume is composed of 142 leaves, bound in modern gilt-stamped green morocco

Provenance

Gardner Brewer (bookplate); Mrs. Arthur Croft, by whom bequeathed to MFA, 1901.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection