Le Masque au Caffè
Giovanni David (Italian, 1749–1790)
Grasso (Schleier) I01a (second state, with aquatint); Le Blanc 14
Sheet: 39 x 27.6 cm (15 3/8 x 10 7/8 in.) Platemark: 23.9 x 16.6 cm (9 7/16 x 6 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching and aquatint
Not On View
Title-Page to the Divers Portraits. This set belonged to Girolomo Durazzo (his bookplate is on the inside front cover of the marbled paper portfolio containing the prints). David made portraits of members of the Durazzo family, among them Count Giacomo and his wife Ernestine née Weissenwolff.
Recto, bottom center of sheet, in pencil, "1"; recto, bottom right of sheet, in pencil, "12 stampe rtrsgnc / (71 7062/suresse)"
Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)
Girolamo Durazzo (1739-1809)(Genoese nobleman for whom the series was created)(his bookplate on inside front cover of folio); his descendants in Genoa; R.M. Light & Co., Inc., Boston; from whom purchased June 7, 1972
Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard