A Group of Women at Dinner

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

Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 1049, only state; Duplessis 1399, only state; IFF 1399


Sheet: 33.6 × 42.5 cm (13 1/4 × 16 3/4 in.) Platemark: 26.6 × 34.6 cm (10 1/2 × 13 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Group of ladies eating at table in bedchamber(?), servants, 2 children, dog and cat. “Tandis que nos maris s’en vont donner carrière…” Bound in Bosse book, Oeuvre Gravé.


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


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