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A Sacrifice

Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, worked in Italy, England, and Portugal, 1728–1815), After Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Italian (Bolognese), 1591–1666)

Catalogue Raisonné

de Vesme/Calabi 2119, possibly an intermediate state between i/ii and ii/ii (see Note); Tuer 371


Sheet: 28.9 x 41.3 cm (11 3/8 x 16 1/4 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving, printed in brown ink

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



De Vesme/Calabi describes two states of this print, the first before the number “14” and before lavis, and the second with the number “14” and with some light lavis in places. This impression has light lavis in places, but no number. The impression is trimmed very slightly within the dimensions for the plate given by de Vesme/Calabi, but (if de Vesme/Calabi’s dimensions are accurate) probably not enough to have removed the number.


Verso of backing sheet, center, stamped in blue ink, the mark of the MFA Wales Collection (Lugt 2544); verso of backing sheet, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)


George Washington Wales, Boston (1815-1896); his gift to the MFA April 15, 1882

Credit Line

Gift of George Washington Wales