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A Basket of Fruit with Two Sphinxes

about 1636-1660
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 386, only state; not in Le Blanc; Montaiglon, Addenda, p. 258, no. 1

Dimensions

Sheet: 6.2 × 16.8 cm (2 7/16 × 6 5/8 in.) Platemark: 6 × 16.7 cm (2 3/8 × 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

M17902

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, right center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Croft Bequest (Lugt 469)

Provenance

The Gardner Brewer Collection; Mrs. Arthur Croft (Caroline A. Brewer)(died 1898); her bequest to the MFA January 1, 1902

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection