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The Adoration of the Shepherds

about 1665–75
Marcantonio Bellavia (Italian, active about 1668–70)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 02 (see Notes)

Dimensions

Sheet: 12.8 x 9.6 cm (5 1/16 x 3 3/4 in.) Platemark: 12.2 x 9.4 cm (4 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P13870

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Bartsch describes two states of this print, the first with the numeral “VIII”, and the second with the inscription “AC.IN- VIII”. This impression has had the inscription, lower left, abraded out, and the state therefore cannot be determined, at least without comparing it to complete impressions of the two states.

Markings

Verso, upper left, in pen and black ink, the mark of William Sharp (middle of the 19th century), Manchester (Lugt 2650); verso, lower left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896), New York (Lugt 1309); verso, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870).

Provenance

William Sharp (middle of the 19th century), Manchester (Lugt 2650); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896), New York (Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund