Requires Photography

Balaam and the Ass

mid 17th century
Herman van Swanevelt (Netherlandish, about 1600–1655)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 111; Hollstein 5, viii/viii (the number "2" in the lower right is in pen and ink)

Dimensions

Sheet: 26 x 33.1 cm (10 1/4 x 13 1/16 in.) Platemark: 25 x 32.1 cm (9 13/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

M7555

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Recto, in blank lower margin, right, in pen and brown ink, the number "2"

Markings

Verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

Anonymous gift June 12, 1891

Credit Line

Anonymous gift