The Signing of the Wedding Contract (Le Mariage à la ville, Plate 1)

French
1633
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Jean Le Blond I (French, 1590/94–1666)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 0116, only state; Duplessis 1374, only state; IFF 1374; Le Blanc 772

Dimensions

Sheet: 33.6 × 42.5 cm (13 1/4 × 16 3/4 in.) Platemark: 26.5 × 33.3 cm (10 7/16 × 13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

44.965

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Group indoors - older men and women around table, lovers, children playing. “C’est une maxime ou se fonde/La plus part…”
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