L'art d'aimer (The Art of Love) Artist: Aristide Maillol (French, 1861–1944)


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One of the last acquisitions made by Arthur Ross is this handsome publication of Ovid’s Ars amatoria (The Art of Love), carrying further back in time Ross’s group of classic literary texts. Aristide Maillol’s illustrations for the book include twelve lithographs in black, twelve in sanguine, and fourteen woodcuts in black. The translation into French is by Henri Bornecque, and the handsome binding is by Madeleine Gras.


Book with 24 lithographs and 14 woodcuts


exterior case: 15 9/16 × 11 × 1 5/8 in. (39.5 × 28 × 4.2 cm)

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The Arthur Ross Collection

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19th–20th century


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Christie's, New York, May 3, 2005 (134); William H. Schab Gallery, New York, May 11, 2005; Arthur Ross Foundation Collection, New York, to 2012; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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27/50 (the edition was 225 in Arabic numerals and 50 in Roman numerals)

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