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The Creation of Eve

about 1767-1773
Domenico Cunego (Italian, 1727–1803), After Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian (Florentine), 1475–1564)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Le Blanc

Dimensions

Sheet: 26 x 29.4 cm (10 1/4 x 11 9/16 in.) Platemark: 21.2 x 23.8 cm (8 3/8 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

B1117

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved in the plate, top right, "No. 5."; engraved in the plate, bottom margin, "Dominicus Cunego del. et sculp. Romae / AEDIFICAVIT DOMINVS DEVS COSTAM QVAM TVLERAT DE ADAM IN MVLIEREM / Gen:C.II.Vers.22. / MICHAEL ANGELVS BONAROTIVS PINXIT IN SIXTINO VATICANO SACELLO / Romae Presso la Calcografia Camerale"

Markings

Recto, bottom right, on the bottom right corner of the platemark, the blindstamp of the Calcografia Camerale (Lugt 426e); verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA June 12, 1900

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock