The Ball

French
about 1635
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Jean Le Blond I (French, 1590/94–1666)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 1050, ii/ii; Duplessis 1400, ii/ii; IFF 1400, ii/ii; Le Blanc 771, ii/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 32.8 × 41 cm (12 15/16 × 16 1/8 in.) Platemark: 26.6 × 34.3 cm (10 1/2 × 13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

44.990

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Scene at ball - many ladies and gentleman, one couple dancing, musicians. “Qui ne desireroit estre tout couvert dyeux…” 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