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Virtue: Athena

Artist:
Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)
Publisher:
Melchior Tavernier (French (born Flanders), Antwerp 1564–1641 Paris)
Date:
1637
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed): 8 in. × 5 1/4 in. (20.3 × 13.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.584.3
Not on view
La Vertu

Inscription: Lettered in plate, upper center: Ce texte doit...d'une fáme; middle center: LA VERTUV; lower center, within the cartouche: A PARIS / Chez Melchior Tauernier / & / Abraham Bosse en l'isle du Palais; in lower frame of cartouche: A. Bosse fe, avec Privilege
Dated in lower frame of cartouche: 1637

Marking: Collector's mark of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Imprimés (Lugt 253) stamped in brown ink, lower center of recto and on verso, lower left; Collector's mark of Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Département des Estampes et de la Photographie (Lugt 684) stamped in red ink on verso, lower left
Bibliothèque nationale, Département des Estampes et de la photographie(duplicate); Vendor: Maurice Rousseau, Paris
Duplessis 86.1052; BN I.500.1052
Georges Duplessis Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Abraham Bosse. Paris, 1859, cat. no. 1052, p. 86.

IFF Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Départment des Estampes. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 1930-, cat. no. 1052, p. 500.



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