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A Man Distributing Alms

late 17th century
Unidentified artist, After Pietro Testa (Italian, 1612–1650)


Dimensions

Sheet: 25.7 x 31.6 cm (10 1/8 x 12 7/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

P13995

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

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Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

A lower margin with an inscription has been trimmed off, so that just the tops of a few letters show.

Inscription

Etched in the plate, lower left, "Pietro Testa delineavit."

Markings

Verso, lower left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund