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Jupiter Carries off the Newborn Bacchus to Spare Him from the Jealousy of Juno (from the series The Life of Bacchus, 1st of 12 plates)

Engraved by Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631), After David Vinckboons (Flemish, active in Holland 1576–1633), Published by Frederik de Wit (Dutch, 1629–1706)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 211; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 184 (II/II); Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish)


Image: 7.2 × 12 cm (2 13/16 × 4 3/4 in.) Platemark: 7.6 × 12.5 cm (3 × 4 15/16 in.) Sheet: 13 × 15.7 cm (5 1/8 × 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Engraved in plate, upper center: Vita Bachi; lower right, in margin: F. de Wit excudit.; also in margin: 1


Signed in plate, lower left: DVB [Vinckboons] Inue/JMatham Sculp


No watermark; recto, in graphite: B211; Birth of Bacchus & Death of Semele/Jupiter protects the infant; verso, collector's stamp in black ink: JBJ [within palette; John Burleigh James; Lugt 1425); MFA Parker stamp (Lugt 1870), with accession number in black ink: 7324


Reverend John Burleigh James (b. 1811 - d. 1891; Lugt 1425), Knowbury Park, Shropshire; March 1877, his sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 3219 (set of 12). Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund