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The Great Lion

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Inscription

Bosscher. excu

Signed

l.l. deGheyn.fe

Marks

Illegible watermark in the center of the right edge: possibly a name or initials in a lozenge, with twisted pillars above.

Provenance

Comte Octave Edouard de Behague (b. 1827/1828 – d. 1879; Lugt 2004), Paris. Jules Gerbeau (d. 1906; Lugt 1165), Paris. April 2, 1998, anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, sold to Hill-Stone, Inc., New York; 1998, sold by Hill-Stone to Robert Wheaton, Cambridge, MA; by descent to his widow, Barbara Wheaton, Cambridge; 2011, sold by Barbara Wheaton to Hill-Stone, Inc.; 2012, sold by Hill-Stone to the MFA. (Accession date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

1590

Catalogue Raisonné

Holl. 170, I

Dimensions

Trimmed within platemark Image: 26.2 x 34.3 cm (10 5/16 x 13 1/2 in.) Platemark: 27.3 x 34.9 cm (10 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2012.115

Medium or Technique

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