Two Peasant Boys with a Basket

Domenico Maggiotto (Italian (Venetian), 1712–1794)


59.7 x 44.8 cm (23 1/2 x 17 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Not On View






1928, private collection, Paris; by 1928, sold from private collection to the Galerie Chereau, Paris; 1928, sold by the Galerie Chereau to anonymous collector [see note 1]; by 1938, sold from anonymous collector to the Mortimer Brandt Gallery, New York; 1938, sold by Brandt Gallery to the MFA for $1000 [see note 2]. (Accession Date: December 8, 1938)

[1] Letter from Mortimer Brandt, Mortimer Brandt Gallery, New York to W. G. Constable of the MFA (December 15, 1938): "I telegraphed the party from whom I purchased it. I received the following information....It was purchased in 1928 from the Galerie Chereau...and that gallery represented the painting as having come from the collection of a Russian living in Paris. No other information is available."
[2] Accessioned as a work by Giambattista Piazzetta.

Credit Line

Charles Edward French Fund