Sarah, Wife of Abraham (from the series The Wives of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 1st of 3 plates)
Bartsch 248; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 20; Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish)
Sheet: 22.2 × 15.9 cm (8 3/4 × 6 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Inscribed in plate, within image, lower right: HG. Inuentor.; in lower margin: Effoeto Sterilis quanvis sit corpore Sara,/Concipit illa tamen divino numine natum. C. Schonæus.
No watermark; verso, in black ink: J. A. G. Bouchiel 1775 [Jules-Arman-Guillaume Bouchier; Lugt 284]; collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall, Lugt 1309]; completely faded MFA Parker stamp (Lugt 1870), with accession number in black ink: 7336
Jules-Armand-Guillaume Boucher (or Bouchier) de Crèvecoer (b. 1757 - d. 1844; Lugt 284); November 19-20, 1845, his sale. Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.
Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund