The Man Filled with Malice

L'homme fourré de malice

French
about 1650
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Jean Le Blond I (French, 1590/94–1666)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 1085, only state; Duplessis 1411, only state; IFF 1411; Le Blanc 842

Dimensions

Sheet: 28.5 × 19.7 cm (11 1/4 × 7 3/4 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

44.994

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Man in cap, cloak “lined” with engraved women’s faces, seated and leaning on table. “Je ne vois point que le Graveur/ ait pour raison que son caprice/ quand il appelle se resueur/ un homme fourré de malice…” Bound in Bosse book, Oeuvre Gravé.

Markings

Verso, lower 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