The Moon in its Last Quarter

1636
Claude Mellan (French, 1598–1688)


Catalogue Raisonné

IFF 286, i/ii; Montaiglon 377

Dimensions

Sheet: 23.4 × 13.8 cm (9 3/16 × 5 7/16 in.) Platemark: 23 x 13.6 cm (9 1/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P4595

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Ll.: C. Mellan G. pin. et sc.

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