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Allegory of the Government of France

1685 (or 1682?)
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 252, iv/vi; Le Blanc 175, ii/iii; Montaiglon 266

Dimensions

Sheet: 30.9 × 39.8 cm (12 3/16 × 15 11/16 in.) Platemark: 27.9 × 36.2 cm (11 × 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

M17833

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso of backing sheet, center (twice), stamped in violet ink, 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