Menippus (Moenippus), the Philosopher

MENIPO FILOSOFO
MOENIPPUS

1778
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), After Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish, 1599–1660)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 014, III, 1; Delteil 017

Dimensions

Platemark: 30 x 22 cm (11 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.) Sheet: 41.2 x 29.3 cm (16 1/4 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.1228

Medium or Technique

Etching, with engraved letters; completed plate

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Completed plate, with engraved letters, without bevel, printed 18th century (H. 14, III, 1).

Markings

Ph. Burty (1830-1890), Paris stamp, recto (L. 413 and L. 2071); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896) stamp (L. 1309), verso; acquired 1897, MFA, Boston, Harvey D. Parker Collection, stamp (L. 1870), verso

Provenance

Philippe Burty (1830-1890), Paris, stamp (Lugt 413) sale of April 27, 1876 by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, lot 694, Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816–d. 1896), New York (Lugt 870); October 21, 1897, sold by Charles Sewall to the MFA. (Accession date: March 23, 2018)

NOTE:
Henry F. Sewall offered his collection to the MFA for purchase in 1888. That purchase was finalized and executed in 1897, one year after his death.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund