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A Farrier's Shop in the Ruins of an Abbey

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Inscription

In plate lower left: Jos. Wright. Pinx. In plate lower center: Publishd. Dec. 1. 1771. In plate lower right: W. Pether. Fecit.

Marks

Verso lower left in blue ink -- mark of Cabinet Brentano-Birckenstock, Lugt 345 Verso lower left in brown ink -- mark of Otto Schafer

Provenance

Cabinet Brentano-Birckenstock (founded 1765 by Johannn-Melchior Birckenstock (1738-1809), Vienna and Frankfurt, Lugt 345); sold in the principal sale of this collection which followed the 1869 death of Antonia, Birckenstock's only daughter, wife of Franz Brentano, Frankfurt, Prestel, 4-6 April 1870, lot 825; there purchased by Colnaghi; Otto Schafer, Schweinfurt; Frederick Mulder, London; from whom purchased by MFA, 18 December 2002

Credit Line

Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow Fund

1771

Catalogue Raisonné

Clayton, P8 i/iii

Dimensions

Image: 50.5 x 35.2 cm (19 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.) Sheet: 56.2 x 40.6 cm (22 1/8 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

2002.615

Medium or Technique

Mezzotint

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