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Daphnis and Chloé

Illustrated by Aristide Maillol (French, Banyuls-sur-Mer 1861–1944 Perpignan )

Author:
Longus (Greek, active 3rd century A.D.)
Translator:
George Thornley (British, born 1614)
Publisher:
A. Zwemmer (London)
Printer:
Philippe Gonin Paris
Date:
1937
Medium:
51 woodcut illustrations (some images repeated) and 2 woodcut initials
Dimensions:
Book: 7 15/16 x 5 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. (20.2 x 13.7 x 3.2cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Gifts in Memory of Peter Oldenburg, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.1169
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Maillol, last page, in graphite, below colophon

  • Provenance

    Vendor: Ursus Books and Prints, Ltd.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Garvey/Artist and the Book 174

    Rewald 69-127

  • References

    John Rewald The Woodcuts of Aristide Maillol. John Rewald, Pantheon Books Inc., New York, 1943, pp. xxvi-xxvii; nos. 69-72,74-75,77-90,92-93,95-96,98-100,102-106,108-111,113-115,117-122,125-127.

    Albert Skira Anthologie de livre illustré par les peintres et sculpteurs de l'êcol de Paris. Geneva, 1946, cat. no. cat. no. 216.

    Nicolas Rauch Les Peintres et le livre 1867-1957. Geneva, 1957, cat. no. Cat. no. 141.

    Eleanor M. Garvey The Artist and the Book 1860-1960 in Western Europe and the United States. Boston and Cambridge, 1961, cat. no. cat. no.174.

    Marcel-Louis Guérin Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié de Aristide Maillol, Tome premier: Les Bois. Geneva, 1965, cat. no. cat. nos. 76-127.

    Giles Barber Daphnis and Chloe: The Markets and Metamorphoses of an Unknown Bestseller. London, 1988.

    "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1991 - June 30, 1992. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 122, New York, 1992, p. 52.



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