Requires Photography

Portrait of Henry II, King of France

1547
Niccolò della Casa (Italian, active 1543–1547)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robert-Dumesnil 5, only state; IFF vol. 1, p. 212, only state

Dimensions

Sheet: 43.3 x 30.4 cm (17 1/16 x 11 15/16 in.) Platemark: 42 x 29.6 cm (16 9/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.2796

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This impression was printed after the plate had two holes drilled in it at the top, on either side of the subject’s head.

Markings

Verso, bottom right, stamped in black ink, the mark of the Collection Defer-Dumesnil, Paris (Lugt 739); verso, lower left, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Alexandre-Pierre-François Robert-Dumesnil (b. 1778 - d. 1864), Paris. William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; by inheritance to his niece, Lydia Evans Tunnard (Mrs. Christopher Tunnard, b. 1913 - d. 1980), New Haven, CT; 1963, year-end gift of Mrs. Christopher Tunnard to the MFA. (Accession date: December 30, 1963)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard, in memory of W. G. Russell Allen