The Birth of the Baby (Le Mariage à la ville, Plate 3)

French
1633
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Jean Le Blond I (French, 1590/94–1666)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 0118, only state; Duplessis 1376, only state; IFF 1376; Le Blanc 777

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.1 × 33.6 cm (10 1/4 × 13 1/4 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

44.967

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Childbirth scene in bed chamber. Verses for: “L’Accouchée; La Sage Femme; Le Mary; La Dévote”
Bound in Bosse book, Oeuvre Gravé.

Markings

Verso of window mount, 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