Unmounted fan leaf

about 1637
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

54 x 25.3 cm (21 1/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.567

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Unmounted paper fan leaf. Black engraved with three cartouches: Paris giving Venus a Golden Apple with two women, cupid, turkey, and a cow in pastoral setting center; Cupid on cloud over ships and shore left; Cupid on cloud over city right; stylized frames; urns on pedestals between; decorative border of vegetative scrollwork with cupids across top and around central cartouche. Inscribed “Faict par A Bosse avec Privilege du Roy pour cinq ans 1637.”

Provenance

Esther Oldham Collection, to MFA 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection