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The Three Graces (Frontispiece-Title to Balthazar de Vias, "Charitum libri tres")

1659
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 357, iii/iv; not in Le Blanc; Montaiglon 314

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.1 × 12.7 cm (7 15/16 × 5 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

M17882

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, lower center, in pen and brown ink, the mark of Pierre Mariette II, Paris (1634-1716)(Lugt 1789), 1676; verso, upper left, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Croft Bequest (Lugt 469)

Provenance

Pierre Mariette II, Paris (1634-1716)(Lugt 1789), 1676; The Gardner Brewer Collection; Mrs. Arthur Croft (Caroline A. Brewer)(died 1898); her bequest to the MFA January 1, 1902

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection