The Painter

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)


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


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



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.


Verso, bottom left, stamped in yellow-brown ink, the mark of the MFA Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection


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