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The Backgammon Players (from the series The Consequences of Dipsomania, plate 3 of 4)

Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 057; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 314; Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish)

Dimensions

Sheet: 18 × 20 cm (7 1/16 × 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

P7309

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin, in Latin, left: Nec satis insano censum profundere luxu,/Hoxia ni reliquas alea carpat opes.; and in Dutch, right: Niet gheest des drancks onmaet alleen oneuÿschen// z in/ Maer teghen alle baet brenght spel en tuyschen// in

Signed

Signed in plate, on side of bench, lower left: JMaetham fe./et excud.

Markings

No watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall, Lugt 1309]; MFA Parker stamp (Lugt 1870), with accession number in black ink: 7309; unidentified collector's mark in black ink; in graphite: 2260_; 9; Gafuey.July 26, 1841; [?]

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund