A Woman Beating Her Husband

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


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 0966, only state; Duplessis 1384, only state; IFF 1384; Le Blanc 841

Dimensions

Sheet: 33.6 × 42.5 cm (13 1/4 × 16 3/4 in.) Platemark: 26.3 × 33.4 cm (10 3/8 × 13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

44.975

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Wife hitting husband with bunch of keys, sister hitting brother, hen attacking cock; wife’s lover is hiding behind a curtain.
Bound in Bosse book, Oeuvre Gravé. Pair with 44.974

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