The Holy Family with St. Elizabeth and the Infant St. John the Baptist
Simon de la Boissière (French, active about 1679)
Not in Le Blanc
Sheet: 18.7 x 27.7 cm (7 3/8 x 10 7/8 in.) Platemark: 16.5 x 17.1 cm (6 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The collection includes another etching by la Boissière of the same subject, in a very similar representation. The present version (B578) shows a solid stone edifice in the background; the other version (B577) shows a pyramid and a palm tree in the background.
Etched in the plate, lower left, "Dela Boissierre. inv. et f."
Verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequsst (Lugt 207); verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock