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Mercury Turning Battus into Stone

mid 17th century
Herman van Swanevelt (Netherlandish, about 1600–1655)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 96; Hollstein 17, ii/v [recte ii/iv, as Hollstein's third and fourth states are numbered "iv" and "v"]

Dimensions

Sheet: 19.6 x 26.1 cm (7 11/16 x 10 1/4 in.)(with c. 2 mm margin at the top; trimmed on the platemark on the other three sides)

Accession Number

P8092

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, lower left, in pen and black ink, the mark of William Sharp, Manchester (mid-19th cent.)(Lugt 2650); verso, bottom center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

William Sharp, Manchester (mid-19th cent.)(Lugt 2650); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund