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Bertoldino Whipping Himself to Kill Flies

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 34; Le Blanc 26

Dimensions

Sheet: 27.5 x 20.9 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/4 in.)(irregularly trimmed) Platemark: 23 x 15 cm (9 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

38.2125

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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

Markings

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

Provenance

Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1878-1965) and W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); their gift to the MFA December 8, 1938

Credit Line

Gift of Paul J. Sachs and W. G. Russell Allen