Le Masque au Caffè

1775
Giovanni David (Italian, 1749–1790)


Catalogue Raisonné

Grasso (Schleier) I01a (second state, with aquatint); Le Blanc 14

Dimensions

Sheet: 39 x 27.6 cm (15 3/8 x 10 7/8 in.) Platemark: 23.9 x 16.6 cm (9 7/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.409

Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Title-Page to the Divers Portraits. This set belonged to Girolomo Durazzo (his bookplate is on the inside front cover of the marbled paper portfolio containing the prints). David made portraits of members of the Durazzo family, among them Count Giacomo and his wife Ernestine née Weissenwolff.

Inscription

Recto, bottom center of sheet, in pencil, "1"; recto, bottom right of sheet, in pencil, "12 stampe rtrsgnc / (71 7062/suresse)"

Markings

Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Girolamo Durazzo (1739-1809)(Genoese nobleman for whom the series was created)(his bookplate on inside front cover of folio); his descendants in Genoa; R.M. Light & Co., Inc., Boston; from whom purchased June 7, 1972

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard