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Bertoldino Fastening Geese into His Belt

early 18th century
Giuseppe Maria Crespi (Italian (Bolognese), 1665–1747)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 32

Dimensions

Sheet: 28.6 x 20.5 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/16 in.)(irregularly trimmed) Platemark: 22.9 x 14.9 cm (9 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

38.2124

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This impression lacks the inscription “Lud. Matthiolus f.” that appears in the margin, lower right, in the impression illustrated in The Illustrated Bartsch; it appears to have been abraded out of the plate.

Markings

Verso, top center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1878-1965) and W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); their gift to the MFA December 8, 1938

Credit Line

Gift of Paul J. Sachs and W. G. Russell Allen