Requires Photography

The Holy Family with St. Elizabeth and the Infant St. John the Baptist

about 1679


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Le Blanc

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.7 x 27.7 cm (7 3/8 x 10 7/8 in.) Platemark: 16.5 x 17.1 cm (6 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

B578

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The collection includes another etching by la Boissière of the same subject, in a very similar representation. The present version (B578) shows a solid stone edifice in the background; the other version (B577) shows a pyramid and a palm tree in the background.

Inscription

Etched in the plate, lower left, "Dela Boissierre. inv. et f."

Markings

Verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequsst (Lugt 207); verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock