The Bloodletting (The Trades, Plate 1)

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


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 1041, only state; Duplessis 1391, only state; IFF 1391, a state before Bosse's name has been effaced; Le Blanc 747

Dimensions

Sheet: 33.6 × 42.5 cm (13 1/4 × 16 3/4 in.) Platemark: 26.5 × 34.5 cm (10 7/16 × 13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.982

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Woman being bled by a doctor, attended by servants in bedchamber (with dog, cat and child). “La courage Monsieur vous laues enterrepris…”
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