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Allegory of the Arts and Sciences (?)

Minerva with a Shield with the Head of Medusa

about 1660-1690
Unidentified artist, 17th century, Copied after Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688), Published by Abraham Blooteling (Dutch, 1640–1690)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 274 (reduced copy, in reverse, of the second state); Le Blanc 145 (reduced copy, in reverse); Montaiglon 279 (reduced copy, in reverse)

Dimensions

Sheet: 14.7 × 17.5 cm (5 13/16 × 6 7/8 in.)(trimmed on or slightly within the platemark)

Accession Number

B2675

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso of backing sheet, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso of backing sheet, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA June 12, 1900

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock