Vanitas (A Figure Grieving at a Classical Tomb)

1766
Benigno Bossi (Italian, 1727-1792)


Dimensions

Sheet: 32 x 22cm (12 5/8 x 8 11/16in.) Platemark: 13.3 x 9.5cm (5 1/4 x 3 3/4in.)

Accession Number

1999.59

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Etched in the plate, on pedestal, upper right, "B Bossi / 1766"

Markings

Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Jan Johnson Old Master and Modern Prints, Inc., Montreal; from whom purchased March 24, 1999

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Alan J. Dworsky and Suzanne Werber Dworsky