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Venus Sitting on a Bed

Venus Victorious

about 1624-1634
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 128, only state; Le Blanc 148; Montaiglon 123

Dimensions

Sheet: 11 × 6.7 cm (4 5/16 × 2 5/8 in.) Platemark: 10.9 × 6.4 cm (4 5/16 × 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

B2653

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

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