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Allegory with the Arms of Claude Auvery, Bishop of Coutances

about 1646-1657
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 261, copy described in IFF, adapted and reversed, iii/iii; Le Blanc 292 (copy, adapted and reversed); Montaiglon 260 (this copy is M. 260; the Mellan original is M. 269)

Dimensions

Sheet: 23.6 × 32.9 cm (9 5/16 × 12 15/16 in.) Platemark: 23.5 × 32.7 cm (9 1/4 × 12 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

M17827

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, lower right, 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