The Toilet of Thetis
The Toilet of Venus
Pierre Brebiette (French, about 1598–1642)
IFF 91; Le Blanc 102; Pacht Bassani 18 (see Note)
Sheet: 16.6 x 22.2 cm (6 9/16 x 8 3/4 in.)(trimmed on or within the platemark)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
IFF describes two states of this print, one with the inscription below Thetis’s, or Venus’s, foot, “P. Breb. in fecit”, and one without this inscription. This impression has the inscription, mostly abraded out and barely legible, and, to the right of the inscription, the initials “PB”.
Engraved in the margin, right, "D.C. formis"
Verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)
William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA June 12, 1900
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock