The Painter

French
about 1642
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Jean Le Blond I (French, 1590/94–1666)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 1076, ii/ii; Duplessis 1385, i/ii; IFF 1385; Le Blanc 743 (Blum describes the first state as before the address of Le Blond, the second state with; Duplessis describes the first state as with the address, the second state with the address effaced)

Dimensions

Sheet: 33.6 × 42.5 cm (13 1/4 × 16 3/4 in.) Platemark: 25.6 × 32.6 cm (10 1/16 × 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.976

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Painter in studio with gentleman and boy assistant. “Que le graveur ingenieux/Faict bien icy voir à nos yeux…”
Bound in Bosse book, Oeuvre Gravé.

Markings

Verso, bottom 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