Requires Photography

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

about 1679
Simon de la Boissière (French, active c. 1679)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Le Blanc

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.3 x 27.2 cm (8 x 10 11/16 in.) Platemark: 16.9 x 16.6 cm (6 5/8 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

B577

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 (B577) shows a pyramid and a palm tree in the background; the other version (B578) shows a solid stone edifice in the background.

Inscription

Etched in the plate, lower left, "Dela Biossier. inv."

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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock