A French Gentleman

"Quelque vain que tu sois, Fanforon mon amy,..."

French
about 1635
Gilles Rousselet (French, 1610–1686), After Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Jean Le Blond I (French, 1590/94–1666)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Meyer (Rousselet) 141; Duplessis (prints after Bosse) 27

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.8 × 19.4 cm (10 9/16 × 7 5/8 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

44.996

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Elegant gentleman in cloak, against landscape. Verse beginning: “Quelque vain que tu sois, Fanforon mon amy,…” Bound in Bosse book, Oeuvre Gravé.
After Bosse - engr. Rousselet.

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