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Two Putti Holding the Arms of Cardinal Richelieu

about 1636-1660
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 383, only state; not in Le Blanc or Montaiglon

Dimensions

Sheet: 5.7 × 14.1 cm (2 1/4 × 5 9/16 in.) Platemark: 5.3 × 13.7 cm (2 1/16 × 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

M17904

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, upper right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Croft Bequest (Lugt 469)

Provenance

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