The Wedding Dance (Le Mariage à la campagne, Plate 2)

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


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 0963, only state; Duplessis 1381, only state; IFF 1381; Le Blanc 773

Dimensions

Sheet: 33.6 × 42.5 cm (13 1/4 × 16 3/4 in.) Platemark: 26.5 × 33.9 cm (10 7/16 × 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

44.972

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Village wedding scene with musicians and dancing observed by old man in glasses. “A ce que je puis voir avec que mes lunettes…”
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