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The Judgment of Paris

about 1640-1660
François Chauveau (French, 1613–1676), After Laurent de La Hyre (French, 1606–1656)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 164; possibly Le Blanc 115 (entry says "P. en Larg.")(see Note)

Dimensions

Sheet: 43.8 x 31.9 cm (17 1/4 x 12 9/16 in.) Platemark: 28.4 x 22.8 cm (11 3/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

P4531

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

IFF cites two states of this print, one with the address “En la Place Dauphine au Roy David” and one with the address “au bout du pont au change…”. This impression does not have an address, but it is clear that an address that formerly appeared in the plate at the lower left corner of the bottom margin has been abraded out. It seems likely that this impression is a later, third, state.

Markings

Verso, lower center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund