Bertoldo Putting the Jailer into a Sack

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 27

Dimensions

Sheet: 29.8 x 22.7 cm (11 3/4 x 8 15/16 in.)(irregularly trimmed) Platemark: 22.6 x 15.3 cm (8 7/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

1977.45

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This impression lacks the inscription “Mattioli. / f.” that appears in the margin, lower right, in the illustration in The Illustrated Bartsch. It appears that it may have been abraded out of the plate.

Markings

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

Provenance

Angus Whyte, Boston; his gift to the MFA March 9, 1977

Credit Line

Gift of Angus Whyte