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A Hermit Reading in a Landscape, Watched by Two Angels

about 1650-1665
Charles Massé (French, 1631-after 1665), After Annibale Carracci (Italian (Bolognese), 1560–1609)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robert-Dumesnil 45, ii/ii; Le Blanc 57, ii/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 27.1 × 39.2 cm (10 11/16 × 15 7/16 in.)(trimmed on or within the platemark)

Accession Number

P4530

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, top center, in pen and gray ink, "Earl of Butes Sale"; verso, top center, in pen and black ink, the mark of Nathaniel Smith, London (second half of 18th cent.)(Lugt 1988); verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, bottom left and lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

John Stuart, Third Earl of Bute (1713-1792)[so noted on verso]; Nathaniel Smith, London (second half of 18th cent.)(Lugt 1988); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund