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Portrait of Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac

about 1637
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 140, i/iii; Le Blanc 186; Montaiglon 165

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.1 × 11.7 cm (7 1/8 × 4 5/8 in.)(trimmed on or slightly within the platemark)

Accession Number

M17786

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, upper center, 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