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The Holy Family Seated Under a Tree

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 10 (see Notes)

Dimensions

Sheet: 14.5 x 9.5 cm (5 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.1283

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Thread margins at top and sides; trimmed within platemark at bottom. Bartsch describes two states of this plate, the first with the numeral “X” in the lower margin, and the second with the inscription “A.C.IN. - XXXI”. This impression has had the inscription(s) in the left and right sides of the margin abraded out, and it is therefore impossible to tell which state it is, at least without comparing it to other impressions of both states.

Markings

Verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

P. & D. Colnaghi, London; from whom purchased September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard