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The Birth of the Virgin

Probably by Pietro del Pò (Italian, 1616–1692), Possibly by Teresa del Pò (Italian, 1646–1713)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (Pietro del Po) 1; Ill. Bartsch (Pietro del Po) 1, intermediate state between i/iv and ii/iv (the inscription at lower left reads "Petrus del Pò invenit et Pin. 1666", the dedication remains, and the inscription "Theresia ..." has not been added)


Sheet: 50.6 x 40.2 cm (19 15/16 x 15 13/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




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


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

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund