Bertoldino Throwing his Strongbox into the Fishpond

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 30

Dimensions

Sheet: 28.5 x 20.6 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.) Platemark: 23.1 x 15 cm (9 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

38.2122

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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

Markings

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

Provenance

Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1878-1865) 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