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Three Cupids

mid 16th century
Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century (Italian), After Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, 1503–1540)


Dimensions

Sheet: 31.5 x 21.6 cm (12 3/8 x 8 1/2 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

P1471

Medium or Technique

Engraving, printed in brown ink

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plaque at lower right: "FR: PAR: / INVENTOR"

Markings

Recto, bottom right, in pen and black ink, the mark of William Esdaile, London (1758-1837)(Lugt 2617); recto, bottom left, the blindstamp of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1310); verso, upper right, in pen and black ink, the mark of Richard Ford, London (1796-1858)(Lugt 937), 1824; verso, bottom left, in pen and black ink, the mark of William Esdaile, London (1758-1837)(Lugt 2617), 1833; verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, bottom left, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Richard Ford, London (1796-1858)(Lugt 937), 1824; William Esdaile, London (1758-1837)(Lugt 2617), 1833; Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund