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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, iv/v [recte iii/iv, as Hollstein's third and fourth states are numbered "iv" and "v"]

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.2 x 27.9 cm (8 3/8 x 11 in.) Platemark: 19.6 x 26.3 cm (7 11/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P8093

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

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