The Adoration of the Shepherds
Marcantonio Bellavia (Italian, active about 1668–70)
Bartsch 02 (see Notes)
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.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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).
William Sharp (middle of the 19th century), Manchester (Lugt 2650); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896), New York (Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897.
Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund