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Portrait of Christian Huygens

about 1680-1700
Gérard Edelinck (French, 1640–1707)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robert-Dumesnil 225, indeterminate state (ii/iii or iii/iii)(the lower margin is trimmed off); IFF 369; Le Blanc 234, ii/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.2 x 21.3 cm (9 15/16 x 8 3/8 in.)(trimmed on the platemark at the top and sides; lacking c. 30 mm at the bottom)

Accession Number

M26612

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Christian Huygens (1629-1695) was a Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer.

Markings

Verso, right center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA Jenkins Bequest (Lugt 4831); verso, right center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Washington Irving Jenkins, Clinton, Massachusetts (1848-1917); his bequest to the MFA August 1, 1917

Credit Line

Bequest of Washington Irving Jenkins