A Woman Making Fun of a Young Idiot (who has burned his mouth eating his porridge)

about 1630-1640
Pierre Brebiette (French, c. 1598–1642), Published by Charles Hulpeau (French, active about 1630 - 1640)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 239; not in Le Blanc

Dimensions

Sheet: 11 x 7.9 cm (4 5/16 x 3 1/8 in.)(trimmed on the platemark, or with thread margins in places)

Accession Number

2016.846

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Etched inscription, in lower margin: "Pauvre Sot...ta boullye."

Provenance

September 14, 1989, sold by James Bergquist (dealer), Newton, MA, to Sue Welsh Reed, Cambridge, MA [see note]; 2016, year-end gift of Sue Welsh Reed to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 2017)

NOTE: First lent to the MFA in 2001 (loan no. L-T 147.3.2001).

Credit Line

Gift of Sue Welsh Reed