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Bertoldino Tying Birds to a Kite

early 18th century
Giuseppe Maria Crespi (Italian (Bolognese), 1665–1747)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 35

Dimensions

Sheet: 30.1 x 22.1 cm (11 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.) Platemark: 22.9 x 14.7 cm (9 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1977.49

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This impression lacks the inscription “Mattiol f” that appears in the margin, lower right, in the illustration in The Illustrated Bartsch. It appears to have been abraded out in the plate.

Markings

Verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Angus Whyte, Boston; his gift to the MFA March 9, 1977

Credit Line

Gift of Angus Whyte