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Foolish Virgins Sleeping

Series/Portfolio:
The Wise Virgins and The Foolish Virgins
Artist:
Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1635
Medium:
Etching; first state of two
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 x 15 15/16 in. (33 x 40.5 cm) Plate: 10 1/16 × 12 3/4 in. (25.6 × 32.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.49.12
Not on view
Les vierges folles somnolent en attendant l'arrivée de l'époux

Inscription: Lettered in plate, below image: Ces Vierges au lieu...faute s'esgare./ le Blond exc. avec Privil.
Vendor: Francisque Lefrançois, Paris
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 26, 1996–May 5, 1996.

BN I.478.47; Duplessis 18.47; Lothe 161.18 i/ii
Georges Duplessis Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Abraham Bosse. Paris, 1859, cat. no. 47, p. 18.

IFF Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Départment des Estampes. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 1930-, cat. no. 47, p. 487.

Sophie Join-Lambert, Maxime Préaud Abraham Bosse: Savant graveur. Exh. cat., Bibliothèque nationale de France; Tours: Musée des beaux-arts. 2004, cat. no. 112 i, p. 151, ill.

José Lothe L'oeuvre gravé d'Abraham Bosse. Graveur parisien du XVIIe siècle. Paris, 2008, cat. no. 18 i, pp. 161, 180, ill.



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