The Seller of Rat Poison

about 1640-1665
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Jean Le Blond I (French, 1590/94–1666)


Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 1404, only state; Duplessis 1347, only state; IFF 1347; from Le Blanc 756

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.1 x 14.4 cm (8 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

2002.76

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved in lower margin, "Un hidalgo qui aux combats ... Va criant de la mort aux rats."

Markings

Verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

William H. Schab Master Prints and Drawings, Inc., New York; from whom purchased March 20, 2002

Credit Line

Ruth M. Campbell Fund