Preparation of a Christian Soldier for the Spiritual Struggle

French
about 1640
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Jean Boisseau (French, active 1620–1657)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 1250, only state; Duplessis 216, only state; IFF 216; Le Blanc 101

Dimensions

Sheet: 33.6 × 42.5 cm (13 1/4 × 16 3/4 in.) Platemark: 17.6 × 40.5 cm (6 15/16 × 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.997

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Allegorical scene – Faith, Divine Inspiration; Angel and “Seducteur” playing organs. Bound in Bosse book, Oeuvre Gravé.

Markings

Verso, bottom left, stamped in yellow-brown ink, the mark of the MFA Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Provenance

John Evelyn (b. 1620-d. 1706), London. Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873-d. 1957), Chicago; 1944, her gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 8, 1996)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection