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Portrait of Jacob Backer

about 1661
Pieter de Bailliu (Netherlandish, 1613–about 1660)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein 103

Dimensions

Sheet: 15.8 x 10.8 cm (6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

P17903

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In graphite, recto, b.c.: proof
In plate, l.l.: Iac. Backer delin.
In plate, b.c.: Pet. Bailliu Sculp.
In plate, l.r.: Io. Meissens excud.
In plate, in margin: JACOB BACKER / Est un excellent paintre en grande, fort inventif, et bon couloreur qui s'entend tres / bien pour faire un bon nud [sic]; et il est fort adrioet pour faire un portraiet, est natif / de la ville de Haerlinge, en l'an 16__ et il se tient a Amstelredam."

Signed

signed

Markings

No watermark
Verso, c.: Lugt 1870: Museum of Fine Arts, Harvey D. Parker Collection), and in black ink: 17903
Verso, l.l.: Lugt 1309 (Henry F. Sewall, about 1895, New York)

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York [Lugt 1309]; 1897, purchased through the Harvey D. Parker Fund [Lugt 1870] by the MFA. (Accession date: October 21, 1897)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund