Books as Author Work
Some of the most influential early modern versions of Ovid’s Metamorphoses translated into English were those by George Sandys who first began publishing in the 1620s. In the 1632 edition the lush illustrations and decorations of German painter and illustrator Francis Cleyn were added creating what would become the de facto standard version of Ovid’s mythological tales in the English language. The Oxford Companion to the Book calls Cleyn’s engravings “early landmarks of 17th-century book illustration in England.” (Ivy, 2010) While Wiley and Sons’ Handbook to the Reception of Ovid calls Sandy’s work a “largely successful effort to bring Ovid’s sense into a current, idiomatic, and unobtrusive English.” (Hooley, 2014, 345). Hooley also calls Sandys translation the ‘primary vernacular source’ for generations of English readers (ibid).
Ivy, Judy C. (2010). Cleyn, Francis. In The Oxford Companion to the Book. : Oxford University Press. Retrieved 28 Oct. 2020, from https://www-oxfordreference-com.proxy.ulib.uits.iu.edu/view/10.1093/acref/9780198606536.001.0001/acref-9780198606536-e-1057.
Hooley, Dan, and (2014). Ovid translated: Early modern version of the Metamorphoses. in A handbook to the reception of Ovid. Miller, J. F., & Newlands, C. E. (Eds.). ProQuest Ebook Central https://search-proquest-com.proxy.ulib.uits.iu.edu
Ovid, 4. B.C.-17 or 18 A.D., Virgil., Sandys, G. (1621). The first five bookes of Ovid’s metamorphosis‘ London, Imprinted for W.B. Retrieved from http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=http://search.proquest.com.proxy.ulib.uits.iu.edu/docview/2240937321?accountid=7398
Ovid, 4. B.C.-17 or 18 A.D., Virgil., Sandys, G. (1628). Ovid’s metamorphosis englished by G.S London, Printed by Robert Young. Retrieved from http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=http://search.proquest.com.proxy.ulib.uits.iu.edu/docview/2240920560?accountid=7398
Ovid, 4. B.C.-17 or 18 A.D., Virgil., Sandys, G. (1632). Ovid’s Metamorphosis: Englished, mythologiz’d, and represented in figures. An essay to the translation of Virgil’s Aeneis.. [Oxford]: Imprinted at Oxford by Iohn Lichfield. https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/010823513