A Man Playing the Lute

French
about 1640
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Jean Le Blond I (French, 1590/94–1666)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 1068, only state; Duplessis 1362, only state; IFF 1362; Le Blanc 769

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.8 × 14.2 cm (8 3/16 × 5 9/16 in.)(trimmed on the platemark)

Accession Number

44.958

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Gentleman seated at table, playing the lute. Bound in Bosse book, Oeuvre Gravé. Pair with 44.957, mounted on same page.

Markings

Verso, lower 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