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Bacchus in the Guise of a Lion, Helping Jupiter Conquer the Titans (from the series The Life of Bacchus, 9th 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 219; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 192 (II/II); Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish)

Dimensions

Platemark: 7.7 × 12.7 cm (3 1/16 × 5 in.) Sheet: 12.8 × 15.9 cm (5 1/16 × 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

P7332

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved in plated, lower right: 9

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Watermark (not identified); recto, in graphite: B 219 In the form of a Lion, B. aids Jupiter in Subduing the Titans; verso, collector's stamp in black ink: JBJ [within palette; John Burleigh James; Lugt 1425); MFA Parker stamp (Lugt 1870), with accession number in black ink: 7332

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