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An Elephant and a Mahout (from the Series Diversi capricci, De Vesme/Massar 128–151)

mid 17th–late 17th century
Probably by Melchior Kusell (German, 1626–1683), After Stefano Della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0143 (copy in reverse)

Dimensions

Sheet: 8.5 x 10.3 cm (3 3/8 x 4 1/16 in.)(trimmed on or within platemark)

Accession Number

P14363

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, left center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(cf. Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund