St. Peter Showing Heaven to the Blessed
Marcantonio Bellavia (Italian, active about 1668–70)
Bartsch 28 (see Notes)
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.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
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).
Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896), New York (Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897.
Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund