The Ailing Mother

1889
Albert Besnard (French, 1849–1934)


Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 90 ii/vi

Dimensions

Platemark: 19.5 x 29.5 cm (7 11/16 x 11 5/8 in.) Sheet: 27.7 x 38.5 cm (10 7/8 x 15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.929

Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint, with extensive graphite pencil additions on light green paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Recto upper left in pen and brown ink: 107
Recto lower left in graphite pencil: 2eme Etat [the 2 possibly written over a 3]
Recto lower right in graphite pencil: 125
Recto lower right in graphite pencil [partially erased]: ... 2 / ...4
Recto lower center in graphite pencil: OSKep.329
Verso lower left in graphite pencil: B.12340
Verso lower right in graphite pencil: FHO
Verso lower right in graphite pencil [partially erased]: HN-
Verso upper right in pen and brown ink [partially obscured by hinge]: ...08

Signed

Recto lower right in graphite: ABesnard

Provenance

Unidentified antique shop, Boston; purchased there by Malcolm Rogers, Boston, MA, about 1995; his gift to MFA, December, 2001.

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Rogers