An Oyster Seller

about 1640–1665
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Jean Le Blond I (French, 1590/94–1666)


Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 1406, only state; Duplessis 1349, only state; IFF 1349; from Le Blanc 756

Dimensions

Sheet: 22.6 x 15 cm (8 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.) Platemark: 21.9 x 14.4 cm (8 5/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1999.50

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Verses: "Je suis très asseuré que l'on ne sçauroit voir..."

Markings

Verso, lower center, stamped in gray ink, the mark of Thomas Graf, Berlin (1878-1951) (Lugt 1092a); verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Thomas Graf, Berlin (1878-1951)(Lugt 1092a); William H. Schab Master Prints and Drawings, Inc., New York; from whom purchased March 24, 1999

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Lia G. Poorvu