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Frontispiece-Title to Cardinal Richelieu, "Traité de la perfection du chrétein . . ." (Cardinal Richelieu Presenting a Book to the Virgin and Child)

about 1642-1645
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 346, ii/vi; not in Le Blanc; Montaiglon 311

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.4 × 16 cm (8 7/16 × 6 5/16 in.)(with thread margins all around)

Accession Number

M17878

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, bottom right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Croft Bequest (Lugt 469)

Provenance

The Gardner Brewer Collection; Mrs. Arthur Croft (Caroline A. Brewer)(died 1898); her bequest to the MFA January 1, 1902

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection