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The Christ Child Lying in a Cradle

1662
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 009, an intermediate state between i/iii and ii/iii, with the name of Mellan, but before the cross at the right side of the plate; Le Blanc 17, i/ii; Montaiglon 16

Dimensions

Sheet: 44.5 × 29.7 cm (17 1/2 × 11 11/16 in.) Platemark: 43.8 × 29 cm (17 1/4 × 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

M17671

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso of backing sheet, upper center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 469)

Provenance

The Gardner Brewer Collection; Mrs. Arthur Croft (Caroline A. Brewer)(died 1898); her bequest to the MFA January 1, 1902

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection