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Leda and the Swan

mid–1540s
Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (Italian, active 1539–1574)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 140; Massari 17, only state; Illustrated Bartsch 140, only state

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.9 x 9.1 cm (6 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

P1352

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Recto, top left, stamped in black ink, an unidentified collector's mark (similar to, but not identical with, Lugt 2850, an unidentified mark); recto, bottom center, stamped in black ink, an unidentified collector's mark (Lugt 2605); verso, bottom 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)

Provenance

Two unidentified collectors (Lugt 2605 and a mark similar to Lugt 2850); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund