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Title-Page to "The Joys of Repose"

about 1630-1660
Jean Couvay (French, c. 1605-c. 1663), After Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, about 1564–1651), Published by Pierre Mariette I (French, c. 1603 - 1657)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in IFF (but this plate is the title-page to the series IFF 83-87); not in Le Blanc

Dimensions

Sheet: 11 x 15.6 cm (4 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.)(trimmed within the platemark, with corners cut off)

Accession Number

B1088.1

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved in the plate, a four-line poem, "Comme quand un mal nous possedde . . ."

Markings

Verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Babcock Bequest (Lugt 207); verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 1868)

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock, Boston, Paris (1826-1899); his bequest to the MFA June 12, 1900

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock