The Moon in its First Quarter

1636
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 285, i/ii; Montaiglon 378

Dimensions

Sheet: 23.5 × 17.7 cm (9 1/4 × 6 15/16 in.) Platemark: 23.3 × 17.5 cm (9 3/16 × 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

P4596

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Below: Cl. Mellan Gal. ping. et sculp. / Phasis Aquis sextiis An. 1635. Octob. 7. a claro adhuc crepusculo in occasu [m] usque.

Markings

Verso, bottom left-center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816-d. 1896; cf. Lugt 1309), New York; 1896, by inheritance to his son, Charles Sewall; 1897, sold by Charles Sewall to the MFA [see Note 1]. (Accession Date: October 21, 1897)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund