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Genius and Philosophy Watching Three Women Tending a Rose Garden

about 1660-1680
François Spierre (French, 1639–1681), After Ciro Ferri (Italian, 1634–1689), Published by Domenico de' Rossi (Italian, 1647–1729)


Catalogue Raisonné

Le Blanc 31 (as "Mars and Minerva Seated")

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.8 × 38.1 cm (10 9/16 × 15 in.)(with 1-2 mm margin at the bottom; trimmed within the platemark on the other three sides)

Accession Number

B3405

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826-d. 1899), Boston, Paris; 1899, his bequest to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock