"C'est le portrait de guillery..."

French
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Duplessis 1410

Dimensions

17.2 x 11.9 cm (6 3/4 x 4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.993

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving on white laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Husband (in fur hat) and wife fighting - he has her by the throat. “C’est le portrait de guillery/ qui fut un grant voleur infame/ Iadis il volait le mary/ Maintenant il vole la femme.” Bound in Bosse book, Oeuvre Gravé.

Provenance

Ex-Coll. Sir John Evelyn (1620-1706). The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to MFA 1944. Accessioned by Registrar's Office July 8, 1996.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection