The Moon in its First Quarter

1636
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

Montaiglon 378; BNIFF 285 (first state)

Dimensions

Platemark: 23.5 x 17.5 cm (9 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.); Sheet: 23.6 x 17.8 cm (9 5/16 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

P4596

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Below: Cl. Mellan Gal. ping. et sculp. / Phasis Aquis sextiis An. 1635. Octob. 7. a claro adhuc crepusculo in occasu [m] usque.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund