A Man Beating His Wife

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


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 0965, only state; Duplessis 1383, only state; IFF 1383; Le Blanc 840

Dimensions

Sheet: 33.6 × 42.5 cm (13 1/4 × 16 3/4 in.) Platemark: 26.1 × 33.5 cm (10 1/4 × 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.974

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Wife and children pleading to angry husband. “Tu veux donc tousiours m’irriter…”
Etching and engraving on white laid paper.
Bound in Bosse book, Oeuvre Gravé. Pair with 44.975.

Markings

Verso, bottom 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