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Polyarchus Drawing His Sword, as Meleander Discovers that Archombrote and Argenis are Brother and Sister (from John Barclay, "L'Argenis")

1624
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 313, only state; not in Le Blanc; Montaiglon 340

Dimensions

Sheet: 14.9 × 9.3 cm (5 7/8 × 3 11/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

M17893.10

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, bottom right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Croft Bequest (Lugt 469)

Provenance

The Gardner Brewer Collection; Mrs. Arthur Croft (Caroline A. Brewer)(died 1898); her bequest to the MFA January 1, 1902

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection