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Engraving Thwarting Time (Title-Page to Vol. II of "A Century of Prints from Drawings," published in 1778

about 1766-1778
Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, worked in Italy, England, and Portugal, 1728–1815), After Biagio Rebecca (1735-1808)

Catalogue Raisonné

de Vesme/Calabi 1779, only state; Tuer 294


Sheet: 47 x 32.9 cm (18 1/2 x 12 15/16 in.) Platemark: 41.7 x 29.5 cm (16 7/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and stipple engraving, printed in reddish-brown ink

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, lower left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund