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Series/Portfolio:
The Four Seasons (Les Quatre Saisons)
Artist:
Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)
Publisher:
Le Blond (Paris)
Date:
ca. 1637
Medium:
Etching; first state of two
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed): 10 3/16 in. × 13 in. (25.8 × 33 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.49.31
Not on view
Le Printemps

Inscription: Below at the left, "ABosse in. et Fc.", and at the right, "le Blond excud auec Priuilege du Roy."

Lettered in plate, below image, left: ABosse in et fc. / L'esprit et les yeux...de son haleine; center: LE PRINTEMPS.; right: le Blond excud avec Privilege du Roy. / Des fleurs en...l'Amour est incomparable
Vendor: Francisque Lefrançois, Paris
BN I.502.1082; Blum 1033.I; Duplessis 95.1082 i/ii; Lothe 275.306 i/ii
Georges Duplessis Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Abraham Bosse. Paris, 1859, cat. no. 1082 i, p. 95.

André Blum L'Oeuvre gravé d'Abraham Bosse. 1924, cat. no. 1033 i.

IFF Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Départment des Estampes. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 1930-, cat. no. 1082, p. 502.

Sophie Join-Lambert, Maxime Préaud Abraham Bosse: Savant graveur. Exh. cat., Bibliothèque nationale de France; Tours: Musée des beaux-arts. 2004, cat. no. 151, p. 180, ill.

José Lothe L'oeuvre gravé d'Abraham Bosse. Graveur parisien du XVIIe siècle. Paris, 2008, cat. no. 306 i, pp. 275, 326, ill.



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