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Allegory in Honor of the Jesuit Missionaries

SS Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier

about 1624-1636
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 083, only state; not in Le Blanc; Montaiglon 78

Dimensions

Sheet: 29.2 × 35 cm (11 1/2 × 13 3/4 in.)(trimmed within the platemark; lacking large parts of the upper corners)

Accession Number

M17705

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso of backing sheet, center, stamped in violet ink (twice), the mark of the MFA Croft Bequest (Lugt 469)

Provenance

The Gardner Brewer Collection; Mrs. Arthur Croft (Caroline A. Brewer)(died 1898); her bequest to the MFA January 1, 1902

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection