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The Prodigal Son Dissipates his Wealth at the Pleasures of the Table

about 1601-1606
Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631), After


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 196; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 63; Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish) 30

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.2 × 31.7 cm (9 1/2 × 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

B2592

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, lower center, on base of stool: PVR pinxit; and lower center: Lvc. XV. Cum privil. Sa. Cæ M. I. Matham Sculp. et excud.

Signed

Signed in plate, lower center: I. Maetham Sculp. et excud.

Markings

Watermark (not identified); verso, MFA Babcock Bequest stamp in purple ink with accession number in black ink: 2592; in graphite: B. 196

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; his bequest to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock