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The Toilet of Thetis

The Toilet of Venus

about 1620-1640


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 91; Le Blanc 102; Pacht Bassani 18 (see Note)

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.6 x 22.2 cm (6 9/16 x 8 3/4 in.)(trimmed on or within the platemark)

Accession Number

B753

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

IFF describes two states of this print, one with the inscription below Thetis’s, or Venus’s, foot, “P. Breb. in fecit”, and one without this inscription. This impression has the inscription, mostly abraded out and barely legible, and, to the right of the inscription, the initials “PB”.

Inscription

Engraved in the margin, right, "D.C. formis"

Markings

Verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA June 12, 1900

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock