A Woman Placing Flowers on a Tomb
De Vesme/Calabi 1694, either a state after iii/iii, or posibly a copy (see Note); Tuer 1005
Sheet: 31.4 x 21.8 cm (12 3/8 x 8 9/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark at the sides, on the platemark at the bottom, and with c. 12 mm margin at the top)
Medium or Technique
Etching and engraving
Not On View
This print and P10609 are so close as to be almost indistinguishable. It is not clear which one is the original, and which one is a deceptive copy. However, the inscription on P10609 matches the inscription described in De Vesme/Calabi, and this print has inscriptions not described in De Vesme/Calabi, so it is likely that this print is the copy.
Engraved in the plate, top, "Engraved for BARNARD'S New Complete & Authentic HISTORY of ENGLAND; / A Work Universally Acknowledged to be the Best Performance of the Kind, on account of / It's Impartiality, Accuracy, New Impr- ovements, Superior Elegance, &c." and at the bottom, "G.B. Cipriani invt. F. Bartolozzi sculpt. / An Emblematical Representation of Lady Russell's Grief and Mourning for / the Death of Lord Russell (Son to the Earl of Bedford) who was Beheaded / in Lincoln's Inn Fields during the Reign of Charles II."
Verso, lower left-center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)
Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897
Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund