Eve Offering Adam the Forbidden Fruit

Possibly by René Boyvin (French, 1525–1580 or 98), Possibly designed by Baccio Bandinelli (Italian, 1493–1560)


Catalogue Raisonné

Nagler Monogrammisten i.869.2021 supp. 9

Dimensions

Sheet: 10.7 x 13.5 cm (4 3/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.716

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate LL: BR [monogram]
Later inscriptions or marks: Verso UR in graphite pencil: Robert Boissard / Le Valence 1590
Verso LL in graphite pencil: 3 [in a triangle over] B# [in a large “v”]
Verso LL in pen and brown ink: No 12
Verso LC in pen and brown ink: Leonard [crossed out & replaced by] Robert Boissard
Verso at bottom in graphite pencil: BR [monogram] Leonard Boivin graveur fec
Verso LR in graphite pencil: 1269. M-H.
Verso LR in pen and blue ink: 2707
Verso LR stamped in black ink-- mark of an unidentified collector [JC in a circle, similar to Lugt 1429, Jefferson Coolidge, Boston, but with larger letters]
Verso LR stamped in purple ink (washed out)-- mark of Thomas Banks, Lugt 2423

Provenance

Thomas Banks (1735-1805, London, Lugt 2423); unidentified collector [marked JC in a circle, similar to Lugt 1429, Jefferson Coolidge, Boston, but with larger letters]; Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; her bequest to MFA, June 2000.

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection