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A Woman Placing Flowers on a Tomb

after 1776
Probably by Unidentified artist, 18th century, Copied after Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, worked in Italy, England, and Portugal, 1728–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Calabi 1694, either a state after iii/iii, or posibly a copy (see Note); Tuer 1005

Dimensions

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)

Accession Number

P10610

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Inscription

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."

Markings

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)

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