A Courtier with His New Set of Clothes

Le Courtisan suivant le dernier édit

French
about 1633
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Jean Le Blond I (French, 1590/94–1666)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 0957, only state; Duplessis 1353, only state; IFF 1353; Le Blanc 708

Dimensions

Sheet: 29.1 × 20 cm (11 7/16 × 7 7/8 in.)(trimmed on the platemark)

Accession Number

44.952

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Gentleman with lackey, exchanging fancy clothes for plainer ones. Verse beginning: “Bien que sans mentir je cherisse…”
Pair with 44.953, Le Lacquay (both titles on this sheet). Bound in album/book, “Oeuvre gravé”

Markings

Verso, upper left, stamped in yellow-brown ink, the mark of the MFA Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Provenance

John Evelyn (b. 1620-d. 1706), London. Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873-d. 1957), Chicago; 1944, her gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 8, 1996)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection