The Holy Family with St. Elizabeth and the Infant St. John the Baptist
Simon de la Boissière (French, active c. 1679)
Not in Le Blanc
Sheet: 20.3 x 27.2 cm (8 x 10 11/16 in.) Platemark: 16.9 x 16.6 cm (6 5/8 x 6 9/16 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 (B577) shows a pyramid and a palm tree in the background; the other version (B578) shows a solid stone edifice in the background.
Etched in the plate, lower left, "Dela Biossier. inv."
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)
William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA June 12, 1900
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock