The Visit to the Wet Nurse (Le Mariage à la ville, Plate 6)

French
1633
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Melchior Tavernier II (French, 1594–1665)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 0121, only state; Duplessis 1379, only state; IFF 1379; Le Blanc 778

Dimensions

Sheet: 33.6 × 42.5 cm (13 1/4 × 16 3/4 in.) Platemark: 27 × 35.3 cm (10 5/8 × 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

44.970

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Mother, nurse (with child), and servants in bedchamber before fire. “La mine de cette accouchée…”
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