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Niobe (from Michel de Marolles, Tableaux du Temple des Muses; tirez du cabinet de feu Mr. Favereau...., 1655)

about 1640-1655
Cornelis Bloemaert (Dutch, 1603–1684), After Pierre Brebiette (French, about 1598–1642), Published by Pierre Mariette II (French, 1634–1716)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF (Brebiette) 272; Le Blanc (Bloemaert) 134; Nagler 18

Dimensions

Sheet: 29.4 x 22 cm (11 9/16 x 8 11/16 in.) Platemark: 25.7 x 18.2 cm (10 1/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2018.3183

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving, proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One of 59 plates by C. Bloemaert for Michel de Marolles, Tableaux du Temple des Muses; tirez du cabinet de feu Mr. Favereau (Paris: Nicolas Langlois, 1655)
Proof for the head-piece for chapter 44, p. 347


This is one of a series of plates by Cornelis Bloemaert (Le Blanc 90-148) engraved for a book by Michel de Marolles, Tableaux du Temple des Muses, published in Paris, 1665. Most of the plates are after artists other then Brebiette.

Provenance

1999, sold by James A. Bergquist (dealer), Newton, MA, to Sue Welsh Reed, Cambridge, MA; 2018, gift of Sue Welsh Reed to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

Credit Line

Gift of Sue Welsh Reed