The Enema (The Trades, Plate 2)

French
about 1635
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Melchior Tavernier II (French, 1594–1665)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 1042, only state; Duplessis 1392, only state; IFF 1392, i/ii; Le Blanc 751

Dimensions

Sheet: 33.6 × 42.5 cm (13 1/4 × 16 3/4 in.) Platemark: 27 × 34 cm (10 5/8 × 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

44.983

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Doctor with syringe, approaching woman in bed, with servants, one carrying chamber pot/chair. “I’ay la siringue en main, hastez vous donc, Madame…” 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