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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, vi/vi; not in Le Blanc; Montaiglon 311

Dimensions

Sheet: 22.9 × 17.1 cm (9 × 6 3/4 in.) Platemark: 21.8 × 15.9 cm (8 9/16 × 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

B2669

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA June 12, 1900

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock