Marcolfa Finds Bertoldino Hatching Eggs

early 18th century
Giuseppe Maria Crespi (Italian (Bolognese), 1665–1747)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 31; Le Blanc 23

Dimensions

Sheet: 28.3 x 21 cm (11 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.)(irregularly trimmed) Platemark: 23 x 15.1 cm (9 1/16 x 5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

38.2123

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This impression lacks the inscription “Mattioli del. f.” in the margin, lower right, that appears in the illustration in The Illustrated Bartsch.

Markings

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

Provenance

Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1878-1965) and W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); their gift to the MFA December 8, 1938

Credit Line

Gift of Paul J. Sachs and W. G. Russell Allen