The Old Hostess

1661–64
Cornelis Pietersz Bega (Dutch, 1620–1664)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein 32; Bartsch 32 ii/iii

Dimensions

Platemark :17.5 x 13.2 cm (6 7/8 x 5 3/16 in.) Sheet:17.6 x 13.3 cm (6 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2001.824

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In brown ink, verso, center: P. Mariette 1672 [similar to Lugt 1790]
In graphite, verso, center: 32
In graphite, verso, l.r.: 30
In brown ink, verso, l.r.: Begga [sic]

Signed

not signed

Markings

No watermark evident

Provenance

Pierre Mariette (1634-1716, Paris, Lugt 1788); Eleanor A. Sayre (1916-2001, Cambridge, MA); given by her to Clifford S. Ackley, Boston; given by him to MFA, December 2001

Credit Line

Gift of Clifford S. Ackley in memory of Eleanor A. Sayre