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St. Peter Showing Heaven to the Blessed

about 1665–75
Marcantonio Bellavia (Italian, active about 1668–70)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 28 (see Notes)

Dimensions

Sheet: 12.4 x 9.4 cm (4 7/8 x 3 11/16 in.) Platemark: 12 x 9.1 cm (4 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

P3893

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This impression has the inscribed numer “VIII” as described in Bartsch’s first state, but it also has, in the lower right corner, the inscription “MB:I”, which is not mentioned by Bartsch. It is therefore an intermediate state between i/ii and ii/ii (unless Bartsch overlooked the inscription “MB:I”, which is very lightly etched.

Markings

Verso, lower center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896), New York (Lugt 1309); verso, left center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870).

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896), New York (Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund