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Bacchus Entering Thebes in Triumph (from the series The Life of Bacchus, 10th of 12 plates)

Engraved by Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631), After David Vinckboons (Flemish, active in Holland 1576–1633), Published by Frederik de Wit (Dutch, 1629-1706)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 220; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 193 II/II; Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish)

Dimensions

Platemark: 7.6 × 12.6 cm (3 × 4 15/16 in.) Sheet: 11 × 15.3 cm (4 5/16 × 6 in.)

Accession Number

P7333

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved in plate, lower right: 10

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Watermark (not identified); recto, in graphit: B220 B. enters Thebes in triumph; verso, verso, collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall, Lugt 1309]; MFA Parker stamp (Lugt 1870), with accession number in black ink: 7333

Provenance

Reverend John Burleigh James (b. 1811 - d. 1891), Knowbury Park, Shropshire; March 1877, his sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 3219 (set of 12). Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund