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The Adoration of the Shepherds

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 02 (see Notes)

Dimensions

Sheet: 14.5 x 10.9 cm (5 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.) Platemark: 12 x 9.4 cm (4 3/4 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P13871

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This impression is of a state undescribed by Bartsch. Bartsch’s first state has the numeral “VIII”, and his second state the inscription “AC.IN - VIII”; this impression has the numeral “III”.

Markings

Verso, upper left, in pen and black ink, the mark of William Sharp (middle of the 19th century), Manchester (Lugt 2650); verso, lower left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896), New York (Lugt 1309); verso, lower left, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870).

Provenance

William Sharp (middle of the 19th century), Manchester (Lugt 2650); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896), New York (Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund