Allegory of Architecture as the Queen of the Arts

Des Ordres de Colõnes en l'Architecture, et plusieurs aûes dependances dicelle.... La Reyne des Arts.

1664
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676)


Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 0754, only state; Duplessis 832, only state; IFF 832

Dimensions

Sheet: 42.5 x 28.2 cm (16 3/4 x 11 1/8 in.) Platemark: 31.9 x 20.5 cm (12 9/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2007.929

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Sectional title page from “Traité des manières de dessiner les ordres de l’architecture antique” (Paris, 1664)

Markings

Verso, lower right-center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Margaret and Thomas McCormick, Brookline, Massachusetts; their gift to the MFA December 12, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret and Thomas McCormick in honor of Sue Welsh Reed